~ How to Make a Lesson ~ 


1) In the first section, fill in the blanks, then practice your role plays on your own.


2) Then, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, perform the role plays you have created.


3) After that, perform your role play in class with a partner/several partners.


4) Finally, challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues.


5) In the second section, briefly discuss the form as a class. Avoid over-analysis.


6) Select two questions from the list. Practice with a partner, then in front of the class.


7) You may wish to discuss the form (section two) before the role play (section one).

The Language Works ~ Basic English ~ Lesson 13

Section One ~ Basic-Talk 113 ~ Talking About Movies ~ Role Play Practice ~


A) When did you last go to the cinema/the movie theater?


B) Let’s see, _______________________________________________ .


A) How often do you see a movie at the cinema/theater?


B) _____________________________________________________ .

(About once/twice/three times a year ~ Every ____ months/years ~ Never.)  


A) What kind of snacks do you like to buy when you go there?


B) I ____________________________________________________ .

(I always get popcorn and cola/I bring cut fruit and juice/I buy a coffee/Nothing.)


A) Do you ever go to the cinema with a friend?


B) _____________________________________________________ .

(Yes. I always go with someone/It depends on the movie/No. Always by myself.)


A) Which cinema do you usually go to? Where is it located?


B) I usually/sometimes/always go ______________________________ .


A) Tell me your favorite kind of movies like dramas, bios, thrillers, romance, comedy...


B) Well, I like _____________________________________________ .


A) Do you have a favorite movie or actor?


B) Let me see... ____________________________________________ .



Section Two ~ Form-Talk 113 ~ Time Clauses ~ Dialogue Practice ~


Before/After/When: Wh + verb + before/after/when + object


Example questions:


Q1: Where do you go when you have free time? 

Q2: What do you do after you have breakfast?

Q3: What do you prepare before you go hiking? 

Q4: How long do you exercise when you work out? 

Q5: What did you do after you got home yesterday?

Q6: Who do you meet when you want to have coffee? 

Q7: What do you buy when you want a snack?

Q8: What do you pack before you take a trip? 

Q9: How long do you sleep when you take a nap? 

Q10: What will you do after you get home today?


Extra: Using doubt or uncertainty


I don’t know. I/We might ______ before/after/when _______ . 


Make some of your own questions using this form…






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