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  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
    • Hyeonpung, Daegu, South Korea
Hey guys,

Since our purpose here in Korea is to get students speaking, I wanted to go back to the very basics to get students speaking in the most simple ways. I especially wanted to have something to say to them in the hallways besides "Hi, how are you?" This may be too easy for your students, but I actually found it too difficult for over half of mine. That's why I really believe in heavy repetition and drilling.

I uploaded this earlier on waygook in a different incarnation, but this is more refined and complete. It's the process of about a month's work of lessons. Each section has a PPT and a game to accompany it. I would explain how I teach it since I use a lot of student interaction and the board, but I think you can check out the PPT and figure out how to make it match your style.

It breaks down like this:

Lesson 1: Overview of a "simple conversation", including different ways to say hello, greetings, basic questions, and goodbye. Please remove my picture on slide 12 and put in your own. Kids find it hilarious, especially with the scream sound.
GAME: Kaboom! (courtesy EatYourKimchi. Please see $100 and Kaboom strips attached)

Lesson 2: Introduce and practice past, present, and future basic questions.
GAME: Ball throw (use colored construction paper).

Lesson 3: Review and practice
GAME: Sentence Waterfall

Lesson 4: Test
Not the most fun, but if you tell students about this at the beginning of the week and tell them there will be prizes for the best scores, it can motivate them to do well. Plus it gives the shy students an opportunity to show they are pretty smart.
*please remove my picture and name from the test*

The printout is a review of all expressions. Hopefully you can find it helpful!


  • nzer-in-gyeongnam
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    • August 07, 2010, 01:23:29 pm
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 07:53:09 am »
AWESOME! Thanks for this! It looks amazing. I've already got this topic pegged to use for my winter camp with my middle girls, so I'll be using this with it for sure. I love the game ideas! GREAT!
"It's better to have tried and failed, than never to have tried at all!"
Teach this to your students... they'll thank you for it later!


Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2010, 08:03:06 am »
Wow.  This is fantastic.  Thanks so much!


  • girandola
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    • September 28, 2010, 12:11:15 pm
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2010, 09:04:56 am »
This looks absolutely amazing! You have some serious PPT skills :) Thanks so much for sharing this!!!


  • ramackenzie
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    • November 10, 2010, 03:09:49 pm
    • Busan, South Korea
Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2010, 09:23:01 am »
This is awesome - thank you for sharing! I will definitely be using this during winter camp!


Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2010, 10:02:54 am »
LOVE IT!
I have it all prepped and ready to go for Monday mornings camp!
Thank you and Happy Christmas!


  • minnekev
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    • December 22, 2010, 10:35:58 am
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 10:48:41 am »
Holy moly thanks heaps! Just joined Waygook and am feeling very inspired by all these cool ideas! Will post some of my stuff asap


  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
    • Hyeonpung, Daegu, South Korea
Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2010, 11:28:16 am »
Thanks for the kind words, everybody. I hope you can adapt it well to your classroom! My advice: drill, drill, drill. Especially the greetings and past and future questions. I feel they are pretty important and simple enough that all students can get them down.


Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2010, 01:19:03 pm »
Thanks a lot for these lesson plans mate. I was looking for some more educational lessons for winter camp and this fits in perfectly. I'm sure they'd get a good surprise with the screaming in the first powerpoint haha.


  • GreenFloyd
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    • September 02, 2010, 06:56:23 pm
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 02:09:39 pm »
^ put your own picture in there though with the screaming! haha. It won't be that funny when a random dude pops up. I did this lesson after Halloween too so that's part of the inspiration for why that's there. lol


  • girodimo
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    • June 03, 2010, 05:57:20 am
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 09:38:36 am »
나이스!


  • mistee
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    • September 14, 2010, 08:13:48 am
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 03:19:43 pm »
Aaah, this is exactly what I need! I also want to get my kids talking, and to hear more than "hello!" and "how are you" in the hallways ~ cheers for sharing all your hard work with us! :)


  • zubair
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  • The.it.girl
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    • November 11, 2010, 07:15:27 pm
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2011, 09:45:51 am »
Thanks so much^^


  • Spatz
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    • October 08, 2010, 10:13:37 am
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2011, 10:24:19 am »
These lessons are very well done and provided a great lesson for my class.  All of my co-teachers agreed that the lesson on introduction words was very helpful.  Thanks so much!


  • tduon004
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    • March 02, 2011, 04:03:36 pm
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2011, 07:41:15 am »
WOW...that's so good...i'm having problems even getting my students to say a word of English so this will surely build up their confidence, especially for the lower level students.  ;D


  • bemfarle
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    • March 03, 2011, 08:25:30 am
    • Busan
Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2011, 08:50:10 am »
Here's a worksheet that I made for a similar lesson.. The vocabulary is pretty much the same.

I hope it helps.


  • girodimo
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2011, 01:56:18 pm »
-just wanted to add some more praise. I taught this lesson to my first graders. Excellent work! I make it a point to use this simple conversation as a "wrapper" when we do group activities lessons. We do step 1,2, and 4. For step 3, nice question, I just insert the key expression for the day. It's working really well. The students get a lot of practice.  I've already noticed it has alltered their autoresponse of "How are you I'm fine thank you and you?"  to "How's it going? Fantastic!!"


  • murray817
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    • February 28, 2011, 12:15:06 pm
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Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2011, 01:59:33 pm »
this is just what I needed! thanks =D


Re: "Simple Conversation": A set of 4 Lessons to practice everyday speech
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2011, 03:21:47 am »
Will use with elementary after-school, cheers!