~ 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 20
Section One ~ Basic-Talk 120 ~ Complaining and Praising ~ Role Play Practice ~
A) What don’t you like about television?
B) ____________________________________________________ .
(There are too many commercials/Not enough quality/I love TV. It's all good.)
A) What do you like about your neighborhood?
B) ______________________________________________________ .
(I like _____________/I don’t care for __________/Not much. I want to move.)
A) Who is one of your mentors or role models?
B) One of my mentors/role models is _______________________ .
A) What is it about them that you appreciate or look up to?
B) He/She is _________________________________________________ .
(Well-educated, humorous and caring, creative and adventurous, generous and kind.)
A) What organization, in the world today, is worthy of praise?
B) _______________________________________________________ .
(I think the UN and UNICEF are essential/The World Wildlife Fund helps animals.)
A) What don’t you like about the world today?
B) You mean current events?
A) Yes, exactly.
B) Well… _________________________________________________ .
(Politics has become a circus/Too many people are in poverty/Viruses and pandemics.)
A) What about the good things happening in the world today?
B) Well, ______________________________________________________ .
(There are lots of people promoting green energy/People are living longer, healthier lives.)
Section Two ~ Form-Talk 120 ~ Too and Enough ~ Dialogue Practice ~
1) Too much/many = more than you or others like
a) I drink too much (wine). They buy too many (lottery tickets).
b) She drinks too much (wine). He buys to many (lottery tickets).
2) Enough = what you like or what others like
a) I have enough (money). They have enough (apples).
b) She has enough (money). He has enough (apples).
3) Not too much/many = less than you think or less than others think
a) I don’t have much time. They don’t have many meetings
b) She doesn’t have much time. He doesn’t have many meetings.
4) Not enough = less than you think or less than others think
a) I don’t have enough will. They don’t have enough common sense.
b) She doesn’t have enough inspiration. He doesn’t have enough intelligence.
Q1: Do you ever drink too much wine? What’s the result?
Q2: Do you eat enough breakfast every day? Why/Why not?
Q3: When don’t you have enough time to meet friends? Why?
Q4: What do you do when there isn’t much on TV?
Q5: Where is there enough good weather to retire? Explain.
Q6: Do you ever eat too much? Where? Why?
Q7: Do you have enough nutrition every day? Explain.
Q8: When don’t you have enough patience with people? Tell a story.
Q9: What do you do when there isn’t any food in the fridge?
Q10: Do you have enough money to buy a home? Explain
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