Welcome to Year 1, Week 6, Lesson 1.6.2. Today we will work on your English listening and reading comprehension via 3 of our Conversation Topics for English Learners activities.
Part 1: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.
We’re always surprised when coincidences happen. Sometimes when we least expect something to happen, it does, and we’re surprised. Imagine that a coincidence happens to you. What would you say in English? Here are some suggestions:
— You’re thinking about calling a colleague so you can study together for the test. Before you pick up the phone, your friend calls you. What would you say to your friend? What would your friend say to you?
— You’re at a store buying a present for your father. Suddenly, you see your father buying a shirt in your favorite color and you overhear him telling the cashier that it’s a present for you. What would you say to your father? What would your father say to you?
— You’re talking to your friends about a famous movie star that you haven’t seen in movies in a while. Suddenly, that same movie star walks right by you and asks you for directions to the nearby movie theater. What would you say to the movie star? What would the movie star say to you?
Life is full of pleasant surprises, and we should always prepare to be amazed. You never know when amazing coincidences will happen.
Part 2: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.
You should always be careful to avoid accidents. You never know how badly you could get hurt in an accident. When you think about safety, you think about preventing accidents. Imagine you’re talking in English about safety. What would you say? What would others say to you? Here are some suggestions:
— You’ve just washed dishes, have wet hands, and are about to unplug your phone from the wall. Your mother says you could get electrocuted. What would you say? What would your mother say?
— You’re walking on the street texting on your phone, not paying attention where you’re going. Suddenly, a police officer stops you and gives you a ticket. What would you say to the police officer? What would the police officer say to you?
— You’re talking to your family of preparing for an earthquake and making a plan of action. What would you say to your family? What would your family say to you?
It is always important to be safe and to think of safety. It’s good to be prepared, and careful.
Part 3: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again. Finally, add a comment about what you learned from Parts 1, 2, and 3 in the comments section below.
Who doesn’t like listening to music? Unless you’re listening to 100% electronic music, the music you hear is a result of many people learning how to play a musical instrument. Imagine you are participating in conversations in English about musical instruments. What would you talk about? Here are some suggestions:
— You’re taking music lessons and the music teacher asks you what wind instruments you like listening to. What would you tell your music teacher? What would your music teacher say?
— You’re at a classical concert and your date asks you what string instruments you prefer. What would you tell your date? What would your date say to you?
— You’re at a piano store and would like to buy a piano. What would you say to the store salesperson? What would the store salesperson say to you?
Music brings lots of joy to people’s lives. Being able to talk about musical instruments in English is always helpful.