28th October 2020 Mindset 2 Unit 1: Speaking
A new class, new students, so let’s hit the ground running, get the students mixing, talking to each other and up from their seats. I prepared a questionnaire. They have to interview different classmates and learn a little about them
Gather information about your classmates
|Why are you studying IELTS ?|
|Where would you most like to visit and why ?|
Would you like to live abroad ?
|What is the hardest thing about learning English ?|
How do you solve this ?
|How often do you use English ?|
Do you read, write or speak at school or at work ?
|What do you most like about western culture or|
|What idioms do you know ? |
This lead into the idiom it’s raining cats and dogs which most students had heard (it means raining heavily).
Today’s lesson is based on types of housing and areas; some extra terms:
gritty / industrial
quite / safe / residential
boring / peaceful / suburban
bustling / vibrant / city centre
Which would you apply to these:
All photos are from the UK
Ask each other about your hometown or your neighbourhood.
What do you like about your neighbourhood ?
What don’t you like ?
Explain why you don’t like something.