Teaching EFL Listening via FUN WITH ENGLISH Books/8B/Lesson 2

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Grade 8
Second Semester Lesson Two
FUN WITH ENGLISH 8B Chapter 2 People change
Chapter One
Version 0.26 G8 C6

Last Updated
10 March 2010

Lesson Used In Class
Week of 8 March 2010 to 12 March 2010 



* All students in the class practice oral and aural English.
* Have a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
* Generate a discussion, which prompts the students to consider and
  examine what they think about good/bad habits and why they feel the
  way they do.
* Figure out what they want to learn in class and about
  English/Western culture so I can tailor the class around their


* American Teenages & Video Games Powerpoint


* are for instructions or notes. 
' is for something to say.
-> & --> & so on expands whatever is above them.
== and CAPITAL letters is a section header.
= and lower case letters is a sub-section header.
<> indicates a link to a web resource.
7B or 8B refers to the 7th or 8th grade versions of the textbook.



0 Before Class
' Can you please sit in your seats from last week?

1 Greeting
* Go through all the students checking their seats and names.
' Hi, today I am going to teach you a new way to say How are you?
' How are you? is OK, but it is very serous.
' In American English, when friends see eachother they may use a
  different way.
-> Yo = Hello
-> What's up? = How are you?
-> Not much, you? = I am fine, thank you. And you?
-> Not much. = I am fine, thank you.
* If they ask, inform the students we're moving their test back to
  next week, to give them more time.
' Do you have any questions?
* Take a picture
' Before we begin the textbook, I would like to take a quick picture
  of you so I can practice your names. Is that OK? If you do not want
  a picture you can put your head down on your desk. Thanks.

2 Surveying the Student's Interests
' What do you want to learn about this semester?
' About America?
-> ' Music? Sports? Fashion? ...
' What do you want to do in our class?

3 Page 6 Let's get ready A & B
' Please open your textbooks to page six and do exercises A and B.
' Do you know what exercise means here?
-> ' This is exercise A [point to A] this is exercise B [point to B].
-> * As you go through the different pictures, ask the students if
     they have any of those traits themselves?

4 Create a Healthy & Unhealthy Lifestyles Activity
* Tell the students we are going to create healthy and unhealthy
  lifestyles for two people.
* Write 'healthy' and 'unhealthy' on the board.
* Start with healthy.
* Questions, all take place on a Monday.
-> ' What time do they get up?
-> ' What do they eat for breakfast?
-> ' How do they get to school?
-> ' What do they eat for dinner?
-> ' What do they do in the evening?
--> * If things like watching TV/playing computer games arise, try to
      get the students to consider how much of it may be healthy or
-> ' What time do they go to bed
-> ' Do you think these people should change their lifestyle?

4 Disussion about Healthy/Unhealthy Lifestyles and Change
' What kind of lifestyle do you have?
' Do you want to change?
' What are good changes? Bad changes? Who decides if they are good or
' Are there changes you want to make in your life? What?
' Is change difficult?
' Why should we change?

5 Teenagers and American Video Games Powerpoint

== Extra Time ==

* Competetive Hangman
* Competetive Spelling Game

Page 7 Let's liten 1 B Tapescript Page 75
' Do you think Julie has gotten better or worse?
' Do you want to change like Julie?



== Materials Used Whose Copyright is Owned by Others ==

*** I used these because it was allowed within the rights given by the
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*** The copyright of this lesson plan does not reflect the copyright
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*** If I used something created by you and you would like me to change
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== Acknowledgments ==
* I would like to thank all the 7th and 8th grade classes at Anqing
Foreign Language School who had this lesson for their participation
and feedback. I would also like to thank the Anqing Foreign Language
School for allowing me to teach there.

== After Class Notes ==

== Changelog ==

Ver 0.26
10 Mar 2010
* Fixed a typo.

Ver 0.25
10 Mar 2010 
* Expanded the instructions for the Let's get ready textbook activity.

Ver 0.24
10 March 2010
* Following three successful classes of discussions about
  healthy/unhealthy lifestyles, I expanded the section.
* Turned discussing what the students want to do this semester into
  its own section.

Ver 0.21 - .23
9 March 2010
* Tailored each to the different classes.

Ver 0.2
7 March 2010
* Wrote the specific plan in Aquamacs Emacs.

Ver 0.1 
24 Feb 2010
* Drew up a basic plan in a meeting with Mr. Brown at an Anqing
coffee shop.

== Copyright ==
As the creator and copyright holder of this document I, Charles
Jeffrey Danoff <http://danoff.org>, enter it into the public

Lesson Review[edit | edit source]

Lesson Plan
Lesson Review
Second Semester Lesson Two
FUN WITH ENGLISH 8B Chapter 2 Version 0.26
Grade 8 Class 6
11 March 2010
0 Before Class * Wrote it on the board which made them aware, but they didn't move.

1 Greeting * Went through the kids name by name putting them into their new seats.
  • Surprised how involved they got with ‚ÄúWhat's up?‚Äù

2 Surveying the Student's Interests * Spent mostly the entire period and got about 60% of the class to say one thing and 20% going wild for 20 – 30 minutes. Really gave me a good picture of what they like.

3 Page 6 Let's get ready A & B

* We did this very quickly.

  • What could I have done better?
    • Find ways to add more accountability to the what do you want to do? So its more relevant instead of just some random list of names.
  • What did I do well?
    • Patient with this class. Want them to be comfortable with me, that's the only chance I have to get them speaking in English.
  • What did I learn?
    • These kids can talk a lot and get interested in English.
  • What did the students gain?
    • Spoke some oral English and learned about What's up?
  • Were the lesson objectives achieved?
    • Had fun, got a decent amount of oral English, but there was no discussion.
  • Next Week?
    • Prepare some response for the subjects they are interested in.
    • Move very slowly.