An international food festival
This is my bag. Is that your bag?
Yes, it is. / No, it isn't.
- Where are Takeshi, Yuki, and Amit?
(Students will have to use their imagination as there's no real answer for this one specifically mentioned in the text. But, something like "A food festival." would be a great answer.)
- Biriyani has 3 ingredients. Can you hear what they are?
- Is this your pen?
In lunch groups (groups of 5 or 6), each student takes two or three pens or pencils from their pencil case and all together, the students place them in the center. One by one, each student takes a turn asking another student "Hiroto, is this your pen/pencil?"
- Reading pictures (this, that)
In this activity, students work in pairs drawing pictures of things near and far, with trees to give scale. After drawing, pairs group up and chat.
Where is my key?
It's on the table.
- Are they eating Korean food or Japanese food?
- What is Takeshi eating?
- Where is my eraser?
In pairs, students take turns hiding their eraser and asking their partner where they think it is. (Suggested rule: No moving items around, only looking.) Students use the following dialogue:
- Close your eyes.
- Open your eyes.
- Where is my eraser?
- It's by the dictionary.
- Where is the Teachers Room?
This activity gives the students a chance to use the target grammar ("Where is ~.") slightly outside the textbook's focus, but within their ability. Instead of position, this activity asks about location with the expectation of directions as the answer which students should already have studied in elementary school.
This is my brother. He is a teacher.
This is my sister. She is a teacher too.
- Amit, Takeshi, and Yuki are talking about family. Whose family are they talking about?
- What family words can you hear? For example: mother, father, sister, brother.
- Is Amit's sister a student?
- Family Introductions
Cut some A4 into quarters. Each student takes one sheet and very quickly draws their family in stick figures. They walk around and point out which stick figure is who in their family. Students use the following dialogue:
"This is my mother. She is a [job name]." (I tell the students using Japanese for job names is ok, as the terms may be outside their current known dialog.)
POWER-UP 4 Speaking
- Make the Match
This game is a super simple find-your-partner style game. Pick an action - "go to bed", etc. Each student writes their time on a piece of paper, you shuffle the paper and redistribute. Students walk around and try to find the owner of the paper using the dialog:
- What time do you eat dinner?
- (I eat dinner) At 7.20.
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