Program
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ウッド先生がやってきた
Ms. Wood arrives.

Basic Dialog

I like music.

I like music too. I play the guitar.

Listening

Pre-Listening Activities

  • 4 of a kind
    Students make groups of 4. One by one, each students says something they like. Everyone else replies with "Me too." or "Ahh./I see." The goal is to find something everyone likes.
  • Stand Up Sit Down
    Someone says something they like. If you like it too, say "Me too!" and stand up (or sit down if you're already standing).

Listening Focus Questions

  • What does Ms. Wood like?
  • Ms. Wood talks about things does. She says "I ...... I ...... I ...... I ......" What verbs does she use? (Although, you may want to write "I ____ ......." on the blackboard, point to the line and ask students what words Ms. Wood uses here.

Speaking Activities

  • Me too/ Not me game
    Students make groups. One student says something they like. Going around the circle, the other students share whether they also like it ("Me too.") or not ("Not me."). If all students say the same thing, the group is safe. If there are a mix of answers, the group must do the Oh no! dance. (Bend 45° at the waist, one arm in front and one behind in a speed skating pose and run on the spot while spinning 360°.) Everyone doing this (or anything similar) at the same time is quite funny. Be sure to demonstrate with a group.
  • Me too hunter
    Students walk around, make pairs, and say something they like or play, with the goal of getting a "Me too." reply. If not "Me too.", the student should reply "I see." or "Cool." etc.
    (Basically the same as collecting me too's, which works well in elementary but this early in the year, 1st graders will still enjoy this activity.)

Basic Dialog

Do you eat sushi?

Yes, I do. /
No, I don't. I don't like sushi.

Listening

Listening Focus Questions

  • Does Ms. Wood like anime?
  • Ms. Wood has two Plus One's. (A Plus One is what I call answering a question with extra information.) Can you hear what she says? (The answers are "I love Japanese food." and "But I watch Japanese anime.")

Speaking Activities

  • Yucky pizza game
    Hand out a piece of paper to each student. Half an A4 would be perfect. If you've got time, print out a pizza outline, otherwise just ask the students to draw a circle. The aim of the game is to get your partner to say "No, I don't." To do this, students are going to ask "Do you like purple cheese??" for each ingredient they add to the pizza. Every ingredient is added, but the pizza is finished after the third disliked ingredient. Color-food combinations work well to create yucky ingredients, also bug parts (spider legs, etc).
  • Teacher interview game
    In this game, students collaborate in teams to think up questions to ask the teacher. Each "Yes." answer earns a point. New verbs get extra points. Real use of English with everyone involved.

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