~ 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 24

Section One ~ Basic-Talk 124 ~ Seasons and Travel ~ Role Play Practice ~


A) What are "seasons" when we have a global climate? They're always different.


B) Thats right. Northern winters mean southern summers. Spring and fall the same.


A) But no matter where you live, we're always looking for some place to go.


B) That's right. Travel. It just depends on where your curiosity happens to take you.


A) Where have you been on your travels?


B) ______________________________________________________ .

(Just lots of domestic places/I've been to __________ /Too many to remember.)


A) Who is one of your favorite travel companions? Why? Where have you been together?


B) That would be ______________________________________________ .

(my wife/husband ~ my best friend ~ my mom/dad/sister/brother ~ Me, myself, and I.)


A) What makes you want to travel (or not travel)? What does "wanderlust" mean? 


B) ________________________________________________________ .

(I don't like it/I want to see other cultures/It broadens your mind. It means freedom.)


A) What city, country, or culture, in the world today, is worthy of visiting? Why?


B) _______________________________________________________ .

(Definitely Africa/Northern Europe/Canada/Bhutan/The tribes of New Guinea.)


A) What dont you like about travel?


B) ________________________________________________________ .

(Jet lag/Money exchanges/Cheap hotels/Getting ripped off/Package tour restrictions.)


A) Recall one of your favorite trips. What did you like about it?


B) Well _________________________________________________ .

(The food was amazing/The people were fascinating/The history and scenery)



Section Two ~ Form-Talk 124 ~ 10 Verb Forms ~ Dialogue Practice ~



Example questions:


Present progressive ~

Q1: What kind of trip, if any, are you planning these days? If not, why not?


Simple present ~

Q2: Do you travel enough to satisfy your curiosity? Explain.


Simple past ~

Q3: Tell of a time when you didn't enjoy a trip? Why?


Past progressive ~

Q4: What were you doing the last time you were waiting in an airport?


Future with going to + verb ~ 

Q5: Where are you going to go on your next day trip? Describe it.


Future with present progressive ~

Q6: Are you thinking about travelling with a friend abroad? When might you go?


Future with "will" ~

Q7: Where will you go if you have lots of money and free time? Explain.


Future progressive ~

Q8: What will you be doing if you are staying in a bungalow near the sea? Tell a story.


Present perfect ~ 

Q9: Where have you travelled more often than any other place? Why?


Past perfect ~ 

Q10: If you had travelled extensively as a child, would you be a different person now?


Make some of your own questions using this form. 







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