This lesson helps learners to develop their speaking and listening skills using a context in which they are an expert. Exchanging information about their backgrounds and cultures should help boost confidence, foster better relationships and mutual understanding. It could be used to introduce a series of lessons on countries and cultures with plenty of opportunities for extension work and the creation of colourful and personal classroom displays.
Level: Beginner – Entry 3, Scottish National 1 - 4
Time: 90 minutes
- To be able to talk about my country and culture
- To develop free speaking skills
- To develop free writing skills (extension work)
All learners will
- develop vocabulary relating to countries and cultures
- be able to ask and answer questions about different countries
- make statements about countries they know
- form questions: the wh– type and the yes/ no type
- respond to simple questions on basic facts about countries and culture.
Learners at Entry 2 / National 3 and above will be able to:
- use question form of simple present and simple past of common verbs and verbs be, do, have, wh– forms, how much / many
- follow up a response to their question to continue the conversation
- compare and contrast, using comparatives where appropriate
- ask for clarification, with appropriate use of intonation.