Conversions: Want Would Like:
Write the following list on the board and ask the learners to change the sentences using WOULD LIKE.
- Tony wants a cup of coffee.
- He wants some sugar in is coffee.
- Anita would like some milk.
- John wants to learn Spanish.
- Mary wants to write a letter in English.
Teach sentences using “Would Like”.
Would you like some tea?
Would you like to have lunch?
Would you like to go out?
Perform the following situations with students asking questions using “would”.
Having lunch with a friend at home. The host should offer food or drinks using “Would” (Would you like some salad? Would you like some salt?)
Babysitting 7 years old kids. The babysitter should ask them Would you like to play soccer…etc. Imagine the kids say always “No, we wouldn’t”.
Verbs “To Go” and “To Do”
(Beginning Levels Only)
Introducing the topic:
These 2 verbs are irregular in the Simple Present Tense. We say go or do with I - WE- YOU-THEY and, goes and does with HE - SHE - IT.
I go to school. She goes to school.
I do homework. She does homework.
Essentially, however, they sound like regular verbs, we just have to put an “e” before the “s” to extend the sound.
The verb “To Do” is used in conjunction with a number of activities:
To do… laundry, homework, dishes, chores, exercise,
It would be helpful to teach “To Go” and Prepositions of Place and Movement (see page 8).
Have learners describe where they go over the course of one day, and what they do there.
What Do You Do?:
Provide learners with a list of verbs that include “to do” (of course, ask if people know any already, and write those first).
Ask people to raise their hands if they do the activity, and have them say that they do it in full sentences.
To do laundry, homework, dishes, etc.
Interviews about your city:
Have learners come up with lists of questions to ask someone about what they do in a certain city.
To practice the present tense, the activity can be about a city the interviewee lives in now, or for the past tense, learners can interview each other about their favorite places in the cities where they used to live.
Some ideas for questions are:
Why do you like that place?
What does that place have?