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Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« on: April 07, 2011, 02:15:26 pm »
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  • annekat
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2011, 11:14:33 am »
Unit 9
Listen and Talk 1: Are You Interested?

I made a quick ppt to see various things people are interested in. It includes a quick movie I made using the dialogue formula in the book.

There is also a pokemon bomb game. Thanks goes to Sprite06 for the amazing template!
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 01:35:02 pm »

Same problems from AnneKat's Pokemon game, but I'm playing Pokemon with them for Unit 8. I made a Girl's Generation version. You need to click on the question to reveal the answer and then click again anywhere to reveal the points.

Awww! I'm flattered you used my questions :D
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 09:26:47 am »
Lesson powerpoint. For the activity at the end, I posted street and avenue names at the intersections between the desks.
James Bond Bomb Game - three types of questions:


Jaybird. Great game/ppt however would it be possible for you to resave it and repost it as ppt 2007?
I can open the game and it works, however for all the directions the arrow is in the same place and it doesn't point to the map. I assume that it points to an entry point in your version...
Also, the video doesn't work on the lesson ppt. It shows up as an image rather than a shockwave app.  What is the original link? 

Sorry to be troublesome with my 2007 powerpoint. I wish I had a better computer here at work :(
__You can't make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt__
and who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time???


  • cnicolaou2
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 10:02:20 am »
The James Bond bomb game looks great. My students will love it!

Does anyone know of any good games for the "Are you interested?" section?


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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2011, 12:21:19 pm »
Lesson powerpoint. For the activity at the end, I posted street and avenue names at the intersections between the desks.
James Bond Bomb Game - three types of questions:


Jaybird. Great game/ppt however would it be possible for you to resave it and repost it as ppt 2007?
I can open the game and it works, however for all the directions the arrow is in the same place and it doesn't point to the map. I assume that it points to an entry point in your version...
Also, the video doesn't work on the lesson ppt. It shows up as an image rather than a shockwave app.  What is the original link? 

Sorry to be troublesome with my 2007 powerpoint. I wish I had a better computer here at work :(

Sorry for the late reply. The map picture is just a jpg. No fancy linkage. Students start from the "My home" position and lead from there. I should have said that from the beginning. I also use a laser pointer to lead the path and that works great.

The video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SU_DYxI8SU&feature=player_embedded It may be too hard for them to fully understand, but they got the "right, left, straight" part.


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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2011, 01:29:40 pm »

Sorry for the late reply. The map picture is just a jpg. No fancy linkage. Students start from the "My home" position and lead from there. I should have said that from the beginning. I also use a laser pointer to lead the path and that works great.

The video is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SU_DYxI8SU&feature=player_embedded It may be too hard for them to fully understand, but they got the "right, left, straight" part.

Thanks a bunch. :D
I ended up making a new lesson with material from yours and a few other plans.
I guess I should post it as well....

For the end of my lesson, I created a map of the classroom and hid 7 coloured numbers around the room. Each map had an arrow pointing to a different number. 1 member of each team came to the front of the class and in turn was blindfolded, their team members had to direct them to the location on the map.
"go straight 3 steps and turn left..."
__You can't make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt__
and who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time???


Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2011, 12:03:27 pm »
Here's my lesson for Giving and Following Directions. I borrowed a few slides from someone on here but I can't remember who, I'm sorry!

I'll break down the lesson here, although I also put a lot of these notes on the slides. There are a lot of parts to this lesson and I normally had very little time for the final part, so you may want to trim or eliminate some sections.

Part 1 - intro the vocab via Angry Birds. Yes, the angry birds are doing the convo and the moment the students see them on the screen, they perk up and pay attention, so angry birds have been demonstrating a lot of conversations for my classes lately. :) The slide has the Blue Bird following the directions Red Bird gives. With my more advanced groups, I try to have them predict what red bird will say before I click to have his speech bubble come up.

Part 2 - Practice the target language. I just have them listen and repeat a few times. "Go straight 2 blocks and turn left." "It will be on your right." etc.

Part 3 - Practice conversation. First slide, I say then they repeat. Second slide, I say the Blue Bird's lines, they say Red Bird's. Third slide, we switch roles.

Part 4 - Quick slide to make sure they know what a "block" is and also to introduce "half a block" because it can be useful for later activities in the lesson.

Part 5 - TPR commands reinforcement. First have students repeat each of them after you. Then have students stand up and face the front. Pretend they’re walking in place. Say one of the commands, have them repeat and physically do it. Go through each of them several times. (For “on your left” and “on your right” have them put their arm out on that side as they say it).

Part 6 - The Lost Guy. This is a slide I borrowed from somebody, so thanks whoever you are! I have each group take a turn telling him how to reach the indicated destination.

Part 7 - Listening practice via video. The blue arrow on the slide takes you to the YouTube video, but I suggest downloading it to your computer because of the nature of the activity - lots of pausing and restarting the video, and even going back and replaying in certain cases. (I can't attach it because I've got it in the wrong format). Basically, I play the video and then pause after any key information and ask students to repeat whatever information was just stated. I give points to groups who can provide answers. This is actually pretty hard for them. The scenario in the video is created for ESL, but the people giving the directions are not teachers, they're just regular bystanders using very authentic language. My co-teachers loved this, but again, it can be tricky so with your lower students, you might focus on very simple questions ("Where is he trying to go?") and asking for them to repeat seemingly simple phrases that were just uttered and written on screen ("He just found the bridge" "She said go about 50 yards"). The video can take 10+ minutes if you stop often and really work through it. Also, you could create a worksheet/cloze activity for this where they fill in missing words from some of the key directions in the video, in which case you'd need to warn them ahead of time which section to listen for next.

Part 8 - Group practice. Obviously you can adapt this to be done truly in all the groups simultaneously, but I decided to have one group at a time do it for the whole class. I printed slips of paper with the names of each place on the PPT slide (see .doc attachment). I put them into a small box. The designated group has to send one representative to the front (I roll a die to choose this person). This representative reaches into the box and selects a "starting location". Then the remaining group members select a "secret destination" from the box. They have to give directions to their representative to get from the starting location to the secret destination. I usually first choose the groups with lower points from the listening activity. I continue this activity until the end of the class period.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2011, 02:51:31 pm by internationalmama »


  • lizard
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2011, 09:09:56 am »
Here's a funny video to watch as a warmup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrlY1XqD2Uk


Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 03:26:42 pm »
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Jaybird. Great game/ppt however would it be possible for you to resave it and repost it as ppt 2007?
...
Sorry to be troublesome with my 2007 powerpoint. I wish I had a better computer here at work :(

i'm rocking the '07 as well.  luckily it's better than my old work computer with '03.


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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2011, 07:35:53 am »
Quote
Jaybird. Great game/ppt however would it be possible for you to resave it and repost it as ppt 2007?
...
Sorry to be troublesome with my 2007 powerpoint. I wish I had a better computer here at work :(

i'm rocking the '07 as well.  luckily it's better than my old work computer with '03.

You know what. I actually meant 2003. Hah. Wooops.....

Yah, I wish I had 2007... which is probably what was running through my head when I wrote that.
I have 2003, so does the pc in my classroom. At least mine is English....
__You can't make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt__
and who wants to make buttprints in the sands of time???


Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2011, 10:23:20 am »
For page 119 - A day out.

First do the text book and CD to introduce the target sentence. Have students practice the book bus schedule together, and then give out the handout with the bigger bus schedule.

Briefly explain the game, and start playing Angry Birds.

Enjoy :)


  • Tammy Warren
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2011, 03:15:32 pm »
I have to teach the writing section as well as the speaking parts.

I made this to make page 123 more interesting.


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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 09:08:23 am »
Unit 9: What's in your Town?


Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 08:15:56 am »
Thanks so much for your ideas everyone! This class was thrown at me last minute due to schedule changes and I needed a lesson plan asap!


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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2012, 10:37:00 am »
I did giving directions from this chapter for my Video Class (does everyone have to do that or just Gunsan? I don't know...) I haven't tried the plan with my B classes, though. I will be modifying it for them next week.

First we went over directional terms on the powerpoint. Then in pairs they randomly drew a location and starting point from two paper cups and had to write directions on their map worksheet. Finally (and I almost can't believe I did this for my video class, but my kids had fun so I don't care!) we split into two teams (I have about 20 kids per class at this school), blindfolded a member of each team and took turns giving them directions to a plastic stegosaurus. Yep. The team with the fastest time won. The kids went NUTS when their classmate got close to the object but was reaching everywhere but the right spot for it. I gave each team two chances to try, and gave the four kids who were blindfolded a piece of candy. The fastest time so far is fourteen SECONDS. That class had a close second with :18, but every other class was around :29.


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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2012, 09:04:00 am »
Here is a map worksheet for Busan National University, I live near the area and so do my students so its effective and interesting to them.


Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2012, 10:31:31 am »
thanks. this meterals concern about the text is great. my students feels interesting. and i save the time to make ppt.


  • jeffziegler
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Re: Lesson 9: What's In Your Town?
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2013, 08:50:24 am »
These are two worksheets for both listen and talk 1 & 2