Welcome to Year 1, Week 7, Lesson 1.7.2. 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.
If you were to have an all-paid vacation, where would you go? What would you do? Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is: “Taking a Vacation”. Imagine you’re having a conversation about vacations in English. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re at work and you’re feeling tired. You’re thinking about getting a vacation so you could relax and reinvigorate. You decide to ask your boss for a vacation. What would you say to your boss? What would your boss say to you?
— You’re at home, talking with your family about organizing a family vacation to Cancun, Mexico. What would you tell your family? What would your family tell you?
— You’re on vacation at a mountain resort. There’s lots of snow and you’re planning to go skiing with your friends. What would you tell your friends? What would your friends tell you?
Vacations are wonderful experiences when you plan them and go to places you desire to visit. Where would you like to go on vacation?
Part 2: Directions: Watch the video, read the text below, then translate the text in your primary language and read it again.
Yes, we have to eat food to survive, but who doesn’t like food? What kind of food do you like to eat? Do you like to prepare your own meals? Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is “Recipes”. Do you know any cooking recipes you’d like to share? Imagine having a conversation in English discussing cooking recipes. What would you say? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— You’re watching a cooking channel on television with your room mate. You see a show about a recipe you want to try. What would you say? What would your room mate say?
— You’re in the kitchen and don’t see any prepared food in the refrigerator. You ask your mother if you could work together on a baked chicken recipe she knows. What would you ask your mother? What would your mother respond?
— You are taking a cooking class because you need to learn how to cook your own meals. The teacher is a chef with lots of experience preparing food in restaurants. What would you ask your cooking teacher? What would your teacher respond?
Many people learn recipes from their families so they can cook them themselves. Some people learn new recipes from recipe books. Do you know many cooking recipes? Which ones?
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.
Most people talk about the weather. They either appreciate it, complain about it, or wonder when it might change. Today’s Conversation Topic for English Learners is “Weather”. Imagine you participate in different conversations in English about the weather. What would you say about the weather? What would others say? Here are a few suggestions:
— It’s raining heavily and you forgot an umbrella. You go into a store and ask to buy an umbrella and remark on the weather outside. What would you say? What would the store salesperson say?
— You’re at the beach, and laying in the sand. The sun is hot and you spark a conversation with a woman nearby about the hot weather. What would you say? How would the woman respond?
— You live in Florida, United States of America, and a police officer just knocked at your door and asked you to evacuate due to an upcoming hurricane. You are worried and share the news with your family. What would you tell your family? What would your family say?
Not all weather is dangerous, but it is important to always be aware of the weather where you live. Do you get your weather news from television, radio, or the internet?