Background

Our students have come a long, hazardous way to get here. It is important to let them feel and share their pride about their home country and the languages they speak.

Flags of the World - Free Flag Pictures of Different Countries

Flags of the World – Free Flag Pictures of Different Countrieshttp://www.sciencekids.co.nz/pictures/flags.htmlLet students show/print their flag. If possible, display in the classroom.

 

Maps of the World | Maps of Continents, Countries, States & Cities

Maps of the World | Maps of Continents, Countries, States & Citieshttp://www.mapsofworld.com/When learning to say where they are from, let students show the country on the map. For a bigger country map, search for the country on the top left-hand corner: “Locate”.

 

Starter

Girl Speaks 20 Languages - YouTube

Girl Speaks 20 Languages – YouTube (1:44)https://youtu.be/pQrESb5DbEw I only speak 3 languages fluently but I know all this random stuff in a ton of other languages.

 

Do You Speak English? - Big Train - BBC comedy - YouTube

Do You Speak English? – Big Train – BBC comedy – YouTube A.1.2. (1:27)https://youtu.be/rxUm-2x-2dMSimon Pegg and the Big Train comedy sketch team perform a funny short on life of an English speaking tourist in France.

 

Vocabulary

Countries Compared by People > Nationality > Adjective. International Statistics at NationMaster.com

Countries Compared by People > Nationality > Adjective. International Statistics at NationMaster.comhttp://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Nationality/AdjectiveThis entry is derived from People > Nationality, which provides the identifying terms for citizens – noun and adjective.

 

Learn English Online - Lesson 3 - People, Places, Nationality and the question where - Free Beginners Course - Unit 1 - Lesson 3

Learn English Online – Lesson 3 – People, Places, Nationality and the question where – Free Beginners Course – Unit 1 – Lesson 3http://www.learn-english-online.org/Lesson3/Lesson3.htmEngland, Wales and Scotland are countries in Britain. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are countries in the United Kingdom.

 

Focus on Form

To be, present tense A simple list of the forms. You may choose to show the contracted forms as well

Viewing

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

Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School.https://www.real-english.com/reo/2/unit2.htmWhere are you from? Follow the instructions; watch and do the exercises

 

 

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

Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School.https://www.real-english.com/reo/5/unit5.htmWhat nationality are they? Follow the instructions; watch and do the exercises

 

Speaking

Countries and nationalities - YouTube

Countries and nationalities – YouTube A1.2.https://youtu.be/gKxUfKvUcN4#Video lesson. Several Interviews with students talking about where they come from and their native languages. Use as an example for the students’ own interviews.

 

Listening

Where are you from? Listening Comprehension from esl-lab.com.

Nations of the World Song / Countries of the World Song - YouTube

Nations of the World Song / Countries of the World Song – YouTube (3:57)https://youtu.be/DglYBcwWIq0Geography! Maps! Countries! Territories! This is the ultimate geography song.

 

A1.2. Project

ESL Stories From Our Countries - YouTube

ESL Stories From Our Countries – YouTube (1:07)https://youtu.be/RAVeiw7viOwNew Arrival Students from Yr 5 recount their journey from their country to Australia. An example story by a 5th-grade boy.

 

ESL stories from our countries - YouTube

ESL stories from our countries – YouTube (3:35)https://youtu.be/MR3t_rpXljYNew arrival students from year five recount their journey from their country to Australia An example story by a 5th-grade girl.

 

Where are you from?

Where are you from?http://sv.padlet.com/wall/lhf2y2kfloewCreate your story about the country you were born in

 

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