My Family & Daily Routines
Aims: 1. Develop language skills on the topics ‘My Family’, ‘Daily Routines’.
2. Practise different types of communicative exercises on Present Simple/ Present Progressive.
3. Use conversational formulas of greeting and leavetaking.
4. Work on pronunciation.
Equipment: charts, cards with exercises, phonemic symbols
1. Greeting. Setting the aims.
Good morning! How are you?
Greet each other, please.
Today we are going to discuss your daily routines and speak about your families. We are supposed to concentrate on Present Simple and Present Progressive.
1. Hello! How’s life?
Fine, thanks. And what about you?
2. Hello! How are you doing?
Quite well. And how are you getting on?
The same old way.
3. Hello! How are you feeling today?
4. Hi! The day is nice, isn’t it?
Yes. It is.
2. Phonetic exercises.
Let’s train some sounds. Say after me.
1. thin, win, tin
2. song, sing, long
singing, playing, ringing
3. English, singular, language
4. think, sink, wink
Make –ing forms.
go, sit, play, perform, set
Read and translate the proverb. Give its Russian equivalent.
Saying and doing are different things.
going, sitting, playing, performing, setting
Слова и дела – это разные вещи. Слова расходятся с делами.
3. Comparing the target tenses.
What tenses are we discussing?
What does the word ‘present’ stand for?
What do the words ‘simple’ and ‘progressive’ stand for?
We’ll speak on our topics illustrating every case of using these tenses.
The Present Simple and the Present Progressive.
4. Speaking on the topics; using the Present Progressive tense.
1. Actions happening now.
What are you doing now?
Are you sitting or standing?
Are you having an English class now?
Agree or disagree (pictures).
He is getting up.
She is watching TV.
He is having breakfast.
What do you think members of your family are doing now?
How long does it take you to do your homework?
How long does it take you to watch your favourite series every day?
Whenever you are tired of sitting at your homework or watching your favourite series you can do some exercises. Please, do some and comment on them.
Please, do this exercise and act it out (the card).
2. Expressing plans for the nearest future.
Planning is very important for everybody.
Here are three rhymes and a telephone conversation. Read them.
By the way, what are you doing tonight?
3. Criticizing (emotional colouring).
Life is not always cakes and ale! Sometimes we are not happy about somebody’s behavior or habits. The following scenes will show some examples of criticizing.
4. Things happening in the present time period, not only now.
Do this exercise and act it out (the card).
I am speaking.
I am sitting.
Yes, I am.
Yes, he is getting up.
No, she is not watching TV.
Really? Is he having breakfast?
I think my dad is working. My mum is cooking. My sister is relaxing.
One hour / two hours / half an hour, etc.
One hour, etc.
I’m stretching / clapping / turning left and right / stepping / smiling / bending / jumping / running.
Mother: Hello! I am still at work. What are all of you doing?
Daughter: John is listening to music, Granny is knitting a sweater, and Kate is surfing the net. Well, we are all busy!
What are you doing tonight?
Are you sleeping?
Are you reading?
Are you talking to your aunt?
What is your sister doing on Monday?
Is she playing?
Is she working?
Is she cleaning all day?
What are your grandparents doing tomorrow?
Are they relaxing?
Are they sending faxes?
Are they writing letters of sorrow?
A Telephone Conversation.
A: Hello! Is that you, Kate?
B: Yes, speaking!
A: How are things with you?
B: Fine, thanks! And how are you?
A: Fine! What are you doing tomorrow morning?
B: Well, nothing special. Why?
A: I’m going shopping. Would you like to join me?
B: Oh! I’d like to, very much!
I’m staying at home / going out with my friends / reading my favourite magazines / knitting a sweater, etc.
Scene 1. (A man and his wife)
- John, I want to buy one more dress!
- Kate! You are always buying expensive clothes!
Scene 2. (A teacher and his pupil)
- Good morning! May I come in?
- Jane! You are constantly being late!
Scene 3. (An elderly woman and her granddaughter)
- Tracey, have you seen my glasses?
- Oh, granny! You are losing them all the time!
- Hello! Glad to see you!
-Hi! Glad to see you too!
- What is Alexander doing this summer?
- He is spending this summer at his grandparents’ place in the country. He is going to the forest, picking mushrooms and berries, picking vegetables in the kitchen-garden, making jams and pickles.
5. Speaking on the topics; using the Present Simple tense.
1. Habitual actions.
There are a lot of things we do or don’t do every day. Say some words about them.
Read this rhyme.
Which lines are true about you?
Do this exercise and act it out (the card).
What days of the week do (don’t) you like? Why?
Ask each other questions about your relatives’ daily routines.
2. A general truth.
To illustrate this case let’s play ‘The Why Children’. Ask me questions.
The Sun rises in the east.
Water boils at a hundred degrees.
Cows give milk.
Cats like fish.
Snow is white.
Well! I really don’t know!
3. A timetable.
We often have to be punctual. Some things are to be done on time. Let’s discuss them.
When do your classes start?
When are they over?
When does the first bus to N. leave?
4. State verbs.
What state verbs do you know?
I want you to translate some sentences.
Я люблю молоко.
Он понимает тебя.
У меня есть красивые часы.
Он вас видит.
I (don’t) cook / read my favourite books / speak on the phone / chat / gossip / do sports / go to college / clean my room / go shopping / laugh / cry, etc.
I get up very early
Get some tea, catch a bus
Get to school, say ‘Good morning!’
And get into my class
I get through double Maths
Get some excellent marks
Get some lunch, get some stress
And get back to my class.
- What time do you have breakfast?
- At about 7.30.
- Who cooks it for you?
- My mother does.
I like Sunday because I go to the skating-rink.
I don’t like Monday because I get up early.
(making up questions from the words)
What time / On what day
sister brother niece nephew aunt uncle granny
go to work / go to school / stay home / go to the market / etc.
Why does the Sun rise in the east?
Why does water boil at a hundred degrees?
Why do cows give milk?
Why do dogs bite?
Why do cats like fish?
Why is snow white?
want, care, forget, mean, like, dislike, etc.
I like milk.
He understands you.
I have got a beautiful watch.
He can see you.
6. Reading the text (‘Me and My Family’, p.99, Practical English, 1 year, E.N. Stepanova). Discussing. Speaking about family pictures.
Read the text.
What tense is used in this text?
Do you think this is really a happy family?
Is your family large or small?
Your parents are pensioners, aren’t they?
Is your sister married?
Whom do you take after?
I see you have got some pictures. Speak about your relatives, please.
The Present Simple tense.
Of course, it is.
It is large.
No, they still work.
No, she isn’t.
I take after my father.
This is my sister. Her name is Olga. She is 15. She is at school. Olga is very friendly, generous and sociable. In this picture she is skating. In this picture she is going down the hill, etc.
This is my aunt. Her name is Ann. She is 32. Ann works as a doctor. She is very pretty. Ann is always polite and tolerant. In this picture she is playing with her son. In this picture she is dancing, etc.
7. Summing up.
Dear friends! I am grateful to you for your hard work. I hope you’ve come to understand some things about grammar better now.
Do a self-assessment task, please.
State the meaning of the tense form in the sentences.
1. Cats purr and dogs bark.
2. This week we are learning some new words.
3. The train leaves at 7 a.m.
4. My dad is working and my mum is cooking dinner at the moment.
5. You are constantly speaking over the phone!
6. My daughter has optional classes three times a week.
7. Jane wants to help you.
8. If my niece comes earlier, we’ll go to the park.
9. Tomorrow I’m seeing a friend of mine.
We’ve read and recited a lot of poems at our lesson. Let’s finish it with one more good poem.
a general truth
action in the present time period
action happening now
a habitual action
a state verb
a future action in a clause of time
a plan for the nearest future
Home is the nicest place to be
With father and mother, and sister and me
Grandpa and Granny and Brother and Cat
Oh, no place can be nicer than that
Good words, aren’t they? And is it often so in real life? Let’s see.
Bye! See you next week!
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