~ 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 dont 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 dont 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 dont 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 dont have much time. They dont have many meetings

b) She doesnt have much time. He doesnt have many meetings.


4) Not enough = less than you think or less than others think

a) I dont have enough will. They dont have enough common sense.

b) She doesnt have enough inspiration. He doesnt have enough intelligence.


Example questions:


Q1: Do you ever drink too much wine? Whats the result?

Q2: Do you eat enough breakfast every day? Why/Why not?

Q3: When dont you have enough time to meet friends? Why?

Q4: What do you do when there isnt 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 dont you have enough patience with people? Tell a story. 

Q9: What do you do when there isnt any food in the fridge? 

Q10: Do you have enough money to buy a home? Explain


Make some of your own questions using this form






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