Keep the conversation ball rolling
After day 1, students now know how to make questions. However, the ability to ask questions to keep a conversation going is yet to be developed. This lesson is designed to help students build up habit of asking questions back to keep the conversation ball rolling. This will be a very important skill in terms of speaking.
Ice Break (10 mins)
- How are you?
- What did you do last weekend?
- What did you do today?
- What are you going to do next week?
- What are you going to do tomorrow?
Catch-ball practicing (80 mins)
1. Simple start: repeating questions (20 minutes)
I will ask you questions now. You will answer and ask me back the same question!
- How are you?
- What did you eat today?
- What song do you like?
- Who is your favourite singer/actor?
- Why is she/he your favourite singer/actor?
- What food do you like?
- Why do you like that food?
- What food don’t you like?
- Why don’t you like that food?
- Which one do you prefer: tea or coffee?
- Where are you from?
- Where do you live?
- Where is your work/school?
- When are you going to go to Australia?
- When did you have lunch?
- When did you start learning English?
- Why do you want to learn English?
***Giving tips: you can use “How about you?” to replace the repetitive questions!
2. Gain confidence: make your own questions: (20~25 minutes)
Play game: Who am I & What am I
(Maybe ask students to give a list of 5 famous people and 5 things)
3. Level up: Keep the conversations going! (30 minutes)
Maybe I can create the first conversation template.
Main tasks: Based on each conversation setting (role-play), try to keep the conversation 10 minutes. (Choose 3)
- Long time no see friend (久しぶりにあった友達)
- First-time meeting friend/classmate (初めてあった人)
- Meet with your favourite idol/movie star/singer etc
- Interview setting
Writing part (30 mins)
Write about someone else