MAY 2021 : Goals and Dreams
Chat: How was your spring break? What did you do?
Which would you rather be and why?
- a lawyer
- A fashion designer
- A businessman or businesswoman
- A caterer
- Which jobs did you hear?
Listen to the video a third time. How do the people in the video shorten these expressions?
- I want to become —> I wanna become
- I am going to be —> I’m gonna be
- I will —> I’ll
- I would like to —> I’d like to
Other expressions for talking about goals and dreams:
- Someday… / One day…
- I hope to
- I plan to
- My goal is to
- My dream is to
Special Activity: Outdoor Treasure Hunt
WEEK 1: Past continuous review and DETECTIVES game
MARCH 2021 : IRELAND
WEEK4 : Past Continuous introduction and games
WEEK3 : Listen to Aisling’s answers
Aisling’s answers part1
Ireland research (Cliffs of Moher, Trinity College, Bacon and Cabbage, Dermot Kennedy…)
WEEK2 : Video questions for Aisling
– Describing an image
WEEK1 : Ireland / Saint Patrick’s Day quiz and fact sheet.
– Reading comprehension skills: identifying key words and using context clues to understand a text.
– Learn about Irish dance and practice some steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=595AKDailds
FEBRUARY : UNITED -STATES
WEEK4: School holidays
WEEK3 : Games before the holidays
– Relative clauses with « that », « which », « who », « where »
– Taboo game using relative clauses
WEEK2 : American / British culture
– Quiz book. Choose a quiz topic and do the quiz together.
– Create a quiz about your home!
– Check quiz questions for correct question construction.
WEEK1 : Warm-up: Show drawing of a groundhog and discuss
« Groundhog Day » and French and American cultural difference.
Questions format: Question word – Auxiliary – Subject – Verb
Game: « One minute challenge »: write topics on the board. Throw a paper ball at the board to choose a topic. In groups, speak for one minute about the topic. Each group member should ask one follow-up question (using the correct question word and structure).
Guess Who or Story Cubes
Extra links to learn more about Groundhog Day:
Short history of the tradition: https://dltk-kids.com/crafts/happy_groundhog-history.htm
News Report: Groundhog Day 2021:
JANUARY : NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS
WEEK4 : Daily life of an American Teenager
Warm-up: A-Z board race game. Topic: things you can find in a school
Video: « Daily life of an American Teenager » https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8QwKTGLlyw
Discussion: what are the similarities and differences between the American teenager’s routine and yours? Are there any aspects of American life that you prefer? Is there anything in the video that you find weird or funny? Basketball review game.
WEEK3 : What do you really know about the USA?
Warm-up: Name the country represented by each flag.
Introduce « English-speaking countries » video project.
Learn some names and flags of English-speaking countries.
« Concentration » review game for country names and a few bonus categories.
American culture quiz in teams.
WEEK1 : Celebrating the New Year: US vs France
– Video: « Resolutions! » (American teenagers):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj_hqugXDH4 (first minute)
– Understanding spoken English: gonna, wanna, gotta.
Here is a link for extra practice: https://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-103131.php
NOVEMBER : FOOD AND DRINK
Videos / Texts: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
World’s weirdest food
Games / Activities: Board game, Logic puzzle, Tongue-twisters, captions contest, make a pizza contest
Language focus: cooking verbs; food vocab; descriptive adjectives + making adjectives from other parts of speech; countable vs uncountable nouns
DECEMBER: Holidays and celebrations
Videos / Texts: Secret Santa video; “All I want for Christmas is you”
Games / Activities: “Categories” game; advent calendar; Christmas quiz; “all I want for Christmas is you” gap fill
Mariah Carey lyric video :
Christmas / holiday vocabulary;
adjectives ending in -ed vs -ing;
talking about plans with BE + V-ing
WEEK2: Christmas Personality Quiz for Teens
– « Which of Santa’s reindeer are you ? » https://www.beano.com/posts/personality-quiz-which-reindeer-are-you
– « Have you been naughty or nice this year? » https://www.beano.com/posts/naughty-or-nice-christmas-quiz
Choice of Christmas song gap fill: « All I want for Christmas is you » by Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber or « White Christmas » by Lady Gaga
Grammar point: « May » for a wish vs possibility or permission.
In the video below, helping verbs = modal verbs = LES VERBES MODAUX en français 😉
Christmas songs, lyrics and exercises:
Christmas quizzes, games and jokes :