BEGINNERS – REPOSITORY 2020-2021

ADULTS CLASSES

BEGINNERS / FALSE BEGINNERS

APRIL 2021

WEEK1 : Listen to travel stories.

Check -ED pronunciation. Introduction to past continuous.

Airport vocabulary.

MARCH 2021 :

WEEK4 : Modes of transportation.

Past -ED: what are the 3 pronunciations of the suffix -ED? 

Homework: mark the pronunciation of each regular verb in the travel story you wrote. 

WEEK3 : TALK & WALK OR  Exercises with prepositions of place.

Read or listen to a text about the « Upside Down House » and describe a picture. The upside-down house is a popular attraction in many cities. Have you ever visited one? What attractions do you visit when you travel?

Homework: Irregular verbs: say / said / said and see / saw / seen AND ?

https://www.upsidedownhouse.co.uk


WEEK2 : Presentations and discussions of famous homes. Review house and home vocabulary.

Grammar point: Prepositions of place

–       Under/below

–       Over/above

–       On

–       In

–       Behind

–       In front of

–       Next to

–       Between

–       Opposite

Monday 6:30PM Homework: Study the words on this list for next time. Irregular verbs: read / read / read (remember pronunciation change!) and run / run / run. 

Wednesday 4:30PM Homework: Describe a room in your house. Say where objects are located using prepositions of place. Irregular verbs: pay / paid / paid and put / put / put

For extra practice check out this webpage with a list of prepositions, example sentences and exercises: https://www.englishpage.com/prepositions/position_prepositions.htm


FEBRUARY 2021 : HOUSE AND HOME

WEEK 3 : Home/house vocabulary (3)

Buckingham Palace listening: http://dreamreader.net/lesson/buckingham-palace/

Numbers / Dates review.

Homework: describe a famous home. When was it built? Who lives there? How many rooms does it have? Etc. 


WEEK2 : Go over homework – Mr. Bean video. Advice about home improvement. 

Add to house/home vocabulary.

More practice with modals. 

Homework: irregular verbs

–       make/ made / made 

–       meet / met / met


WEEK1 : Vocabulary about houses

Match the list of words with the correct room of the house. Rooms: Bedroom; Bathroom; Kitchen; Living Room

Word List: Sink, Bathtub, Shower curtain, Stove, Cupboard / Cabinet, Oven, Nightstand, Closet, Bed, Armchair, Coffee Table, Footrest

Video Clip: Mr. Bean’s Home Improvements

Which rooms do you see in the clip?

What do you see in each room?

How is Mr. Bean trying to improve his home?

Discussion: Have you ever made home improvements?

Homework: 

–       Irregular Verbs: 

o   let / let / let

o   lose / lost / lost

–       More practice with modal verbs of obligation and advice (should, must, have to, ought to): Give Mr. Bean advice for his home improvements.


JANUARY 2021 : HEALTH AND WELLNESS

WEEK4 : « TALK AND WALK » Or « Body Parts »

Pop quiz : translate the sentences : j’ai mal à la hanche- j’ai mal à la cheville- j’ai mal à la gorge- j’ai mal au coude.

Discuss homework: common cold remedies

Grammar point: modal verbs- should / shouldn’t- ought to / ought not to- must / mustn’t- have to / don’t have toHealth advice role play.

Homework: – Irregular verbs: leave / left / leftlend / lent / lent
Extra practice: http://www.esljokes.net/p12.html


WEEK3 : Review body parts vocabulary + add new words

New grammar / vocab: complaining to the doctor

Did you know there are 4 ways to say « j’ai mal » in English?

– I have a head ache

– My back hurts

– I have shoulder pain

– I have a sore throat

Practice making sentences with other parts of the body.

Other useful vocabulary: – to cough- to sneeze- I have a cold- I’m tired- I have a fever / a temperature

Listening practice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUT2xDVA6a0

Homework:- What should you do when you have a cold? Irregular verbs: keep / kept / keptknow / knew / known


Week2 : Go over homework: « New Year’s Resolutions »
Grammar point: Possession review.
Homework:
– Review « parts of the body » vocabulary
– Irregular verbs:
go / went / gone
hear / heard / heard
Links to exercises for more practice:
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/possessive-pronouns-and-possessive-adjectives-exercise-1.html
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/nouns_articles/apostrophe_s2.htm
Parts of the body vocabulary: https://www.eslbuzz.com/english-vocabulary-parts-of-the-body/


Week1 : Article (LEVEL 4) « New Year’s Resolutions Difficult to Keep »
(click on the link : you can listen at different speeds and read the article again) https://breakingnewsenglish.com/1501/150102-new-years-resolutions-4l.html
Common new year’s resolutions are about health, money, food, friends, hobbies and the world. We make resolutions to quit, change, or start something. For example:
– save money
– quit a bad habit
– get fit
– lose weight
Homework: What are your new year’s resolutions? Make a list.
Irregular Verbs:
Get – Got – Got
Give – Gave – Given


NOVEMBER 2020 : DRINK & FOOD

WEEK 1: What’s your comfort food?

Optional document: comfort foods around the world. https://tasty.co/article/hannahloewentheil/heres-what-comfort-food-looks-like-around-the-world

Vocabulary review: types of meals, describing food.

Homework: describe your comfort food. Share a recipe if you want.

WEEK 2: Countable vs Uncountable nouns. Some, a/an, any. https://englishflashgames.blogspot.com/2008/09/food-game.html

Homework: What’s in your fridge?

WEEK 3: Quantities – much vs many. How much / how many? Too much / too many. Not much / not many. A little / a lot. Enough.

Homework: give advice about eating healthy.

WEEK 4: Kitchen tips from chefs around the world.

Kitchen items vocabulary.


DECEMBER: Holidays and celebrations

WEEK 1: Christmas vocabulary + True/false quiz.

Grammar: Talking about plans using BE + V-ing.

Homework: what are you doing for the holidays?

WEEK 2: “All I want for Christmas is you” gap fill. Talk about projects: Christmas songs and advent calendar.

WEEK2 : Talk about holiday traditions.

BE + V-ing for plans vs for present actions.

Christmas songs vs Christmas carols.

Choice of song or carol:

« Happy Xmas War is over » by John Lennon; « Twelve Days of Christmas »; « All I want for Christmas is you »

Homework: What are your plans for this holiday season? Use BE + V-ing. 

Suggest a Christmas song or carol to listen to next week.

More resources: 

Christmas songs, lyrics and exercises : 

https://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas-songs.html