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Background

This unit is for Teen Beginners with no or very little knowledge of English.
A1.2. activities are for “False Beginners”, i.e. students who think they do not know English, but who have learned the very basics either in the street or in an elementary classroom (long ago).

Starters

Teachers: Introduce Yourself to Your Class with Video | Animoto Blog

Teachers: Introduce Yourself to Your Class with Video | Animoto Bloghttps://animoto.com/blog/education/teacher-classroom-introduction/Break the ice on the first day of school. Create a video introduction for students to get to know more about you and what is in store for the coming school year.

 

Web of Names - Ultimate Camp Resource

Web of Names – Ultimate Camp Resourcehttp://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activity/web-of-names.htmlWeb of Names – A game to learn each other’s names

 

Listening

Greetings – Welcome to ESLgold website

Greetings – Welcome to ESLgold website (1:10) http://eslgold.com/speaking/greetings/ESLGold Greetings Listen and repeat

 

ESL - Introduce Yourself - YouTube

ESL – Introduce Yourself – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/TS-aSE-d5SsLearn how to introduce yourself in this video with five common questions. Listen to native English speakers, and then give it a try yourself!

A1.2. Personal Introductions 36 introductions to listen to and try to catch the basic information about these people.
A1.2. Introductions and Small Talk Choose the correct answer to the question. The point is to understand the question.

Vocabulary

Basic Introductions Listen and repeat. Activities available
Greetings and Farewells Listen and repeat. Activities available

Focus on Form

Personal and Possessive pronouns A simple list to learn the two forms

Speaking

English USA, Lesson 01, Part 1 - Conversational English- Basic Greetings - Hello-Good Morning - YouTube

English USA, Lesson 01, Part 1 – Conversational English- Basic Greetings – Hello-Good Morning – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/24Zp77LfCdYYou can use the 3 first videos in this playlist to have the students listen and practise in small groups. Print out the text from below the video from TeachThis

Meeting People

Lesson plan

Episode 01 - They meet | LearnEnglish - British Council

Episode 01 – They meet | LearnEnglish – British Councilhttps://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/starting-out/episode-01-they-meetStarting Out, British Council’s course, episode 1: They Meet

 

Viewing

Lesson 1 - Learn English with Jennifer - Greetings - YouTube

Lesson 1 – Learn English with Jennifer – Greetings – YouTube (5:20)https://youtu.be/AzES-nhQFzkAre you a beginner? The first in a playlist of lessons with Jennifer.

 

Lesson 2 - Learn English with Jennifer - More Greetings - YouTube

Lesson 2 – Learn English with Jennifer – More Greetings – YouTube (6:29) https://youtu.be/uqgKvNxhCvQMore practice! Try to read aloud with me. WATCH

 

Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School.

Real English ESL Videos.http://www.real-english.com/reo/1/unit1.htmFollow the instructions; watch and do the exercises

 

Unit 6 Learn English 1Greetings - YouTube

Unit 6 Learn English 1Greetings – YouTubehttps://youtu.be/Qxz5NaCcEC4Watch Dialogue 1. It is shown twice, the second time with subtitles and pauses

 

SCTV - English For Beginners - YouTube

SCTV – English For Beginners – YouTube (2:07) A1.2https://youtu.be/mUMhA8Ye3x8Perini frustrates her English teacher. Perini Scleroso – Andrea Martin Lucille Hitzger – Catherine O’Hara From SCTV Volume 4

 

A1.2. Reading

ESL Beginner Level Dialogue - Introductions

ESL Beginner Level Dialogue – Introductionshttp://esl.about.com/od/beginningreadingskills/a/d_intro1.htmBeginning level English dialogue with follow up multiple choice questions for in-class use and reading comprehension practice.

 

Two international friends worksheet - Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachers

Two international friends worksheet – Free ESL printable worksheets made by teachershttps://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/two_international_friends/describing-people-elementary/11538Students are required to read the texts and answer the comprehension questions below. They are strongly advised to write in full answers.

 

Present Simple Reading Comprehension for ESL Learners

Present Simple Reading Comprehension for ESL Learners Tim’s Dayhttp://esl.about.com/od/beginnerreadingskills/a/present_simple_tim.htmBeginning level English reading comprehension focusing on daily work routines and the present simple tense.

 

Dialogue - Interview With a Famous Actor

Dialogue – Interview With a Famous Actorhttp://esl.about.com/od/beginningreadingskills/a/d_factor.htmThis practice dialog uses an interview with a famous actor to help students practice and learn about the use of common tenses in English.

 

English Reading Comprehension Story - My Friend Peter

English Reading Comprehension Story – My Friend Peterhttp://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_beginner_read_pete.htmHere is a short reading comprehension quiz for beginning English learners about an international family with two quizzes.

 

Reading activity: Mary’s Hobbies and interests – Eliecer, the teacher

Reading activity: Mary’s Hobbies and interests – Eliecer, the teacherhttps://eliecertheteacher.wordpress.com/2016/05/26/reading-activity-marys-hobbies-and-interests/Read and demonstrate comprehension of main ideas

ESL Beginner Reading Comprehension: A Busy Day

ESL Beginner Reading Comprehension: A Busy Dayhttp://esl.about.com/od/beginningreadingskills/a/d_busy.htmBeginner level reading comprehension with follow up multiple choice quiz.

 

How to Teach the English Present Simple

 

A1.2. Writing

1. The students use the Reading texts to create their own text introducing somebody. It may be an imaginary person (e.g. from pictures) or somebody they know.
2. The students use the Reading texts to comprise their own text introducing another person.
3. EXTRA: The students write a dialogue of how these two people meet.

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