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General Education Office. LA.121 / LA1301 English 1 Unit 1 Greetings and Small Talk. Objectives. You will be familiar with greetings ‘Customs around the world’ You will be able to: Get reacquainted with someone Greet a visitor to your country

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General education office

General Education Office

LA.121 / LA1301

English 1

Unit 1Greetings and Small Talk


Objectives

Objectives

  • You will be familiar with greetings ‘Customs around the world’

  • You will be able to:

    • Get reacquainted with someone

    • Greet a visitor to your country

    • Describe an interesting experienceBy being able to:

    • understand and use the Present Perfect Tense

    • describe and use vocabulary for tourist activities

    • understand and use Participial Adjectives


Customs around the world

Customs Around the World

Greetings

1

2

3

4

5


How would you describe these

How would you describe these?


Business cards

Business Cards

Some countries are informal

Some countries are formal


Small talk

Small Talk

When people don’t know each other, it’s normal to have a polite conversation to pass the time…

The weather

Someone’s religion

Someone’s history

Someone’s job

Drugs/Alcohol

Someone’s family

Boyfriends/girlfriends

Illegal Downloading

Sport

Which of these topics is suitable for small talk?


Meeting people and introducing yourself

Meeting people and Introducing Yourself

Top Notch Page 3 – Photo Story

C) Read and listen to two people meeting in a hotel lobby

D) Focus on language

E) Think and explain


Lesson 1 get reacquainted with someone

Lesson 1 – Get reacquainted with someone

  • Conversational Model

    • Read and listen to the people getting reacquainted

    • Listen again and repeat

    • Practice with a partner

  • 2)Pairwork

    • Complete the conversations with the Present Perfect or Past Simple tense

    • Practice with a partner

  • 3)FaceSpace

    • Complete the message with the Present Perfect or Past Simple tense


Lesson 1 get reacquainted with someone1

Lesson 1 – Get reacquainted with someone

  • Pronunciation – Sound reduction in the present perfect

    • Listen to how the sound /t/ of the negative contraction “disappears”.

    • Listen again and repeat

    • I haven’t been to that class.

    • He hasn’t met his new teacher.

    • They haven’t taken the test.

    • She hasn’t heard the news.

      C) Now practice saying the sentences on your own.


Lesson 1 get reacquainted with someone2

Lesson 1 – Get reacquainted with someone

Now you can: Get reacquainted with someone.

A …………, have you met……………?

B No, I haven’t.

A………….., I’d like you to meet……………

C………….. You look familiar. Have we met before?

B…………..

Adapt this: you met at a party, at a meeting, at a friend’s house, in a class


Lesson 2 greet a visitor to your country

Lesson 2 – Greet a visitor to your country

1)Vocabulary – Tourist activities around the world

  • Read and listen. Then listen again and repeat.

climb Mt. Fuji

goto the top of the Eiffel Tower

gosightseeing in New York

take a tour of the

Tower of London

take pictures of

the Great Wall

try Korean food


Lesson 2 greet a visitor to your country1

Lesson 2 – Greet a visitor to your country

2) Pairwork – What tourist activities have you done?

Which haven’t you done?

Use the vocabulary and the present perfect.

“I’ve climbed

DoiInthanon.”

“I haven’t gone to the top of the Empire State Building in New York.”


Lesson 2 greet a visitor to your country2

Lesson 2 – Greet a visitor to your country

3) Conversational Model

  • Read and listen to someone greeting a visitor

  • Listen again and repeat

  • Practice with a partner

“Welcome to Rio. Have you been here before?

“No. It’s my first time….”


Lesson 2 greet a visitor to your country3

Lesson 2 – Greet a visitor to your country

Now you can: Greet a visitor to your country

A Welcome to ………… Have you been here before?

B No, it’s my first time. (or Yes I have)

A ………….., Have you …………… yet?

B …………..

Adapt this: ask about other places and tourist attractions


Lesson 3 describe an interesting experience

Lesson 3 – Describe an interesting experience

1)Vocabulary – Participial Adjectives

  • Read and listen. Then listen again and repeat.

The ski trip

was thrilling.(They were thrilled.)

The safari was fascinating.(They were fascinated.)

The food was

disgusting.(They were

disgusted.)

The sky-dive was frightening.(They were frightened.)


Lesson 3 describe an interesting experience1

Lesson 3 – Describe an interesting experience

1)Vocabulary – Participial Adjectives

  • On a seperate sheet of paper, write lists of things that you think are:

    fascinating, thrilling, frightening and disgusting.

    C)Compare with a partner

“I think eating snails is disgusting.

“Really? I’ve tried them and I wasn’t disgusted at all.….”


Lesson 3 describe an interesting experience2

Lesson 3 – Describe an interesting experience

2)Listening Comprehension

  • Listen to associate – Listen to three interviews.

  • Then listen again and write the number of the speaker described by each statement.

  • Listen for Details

    • Listen again and answer the questions in complete sentences.

    • 1) Nancy SullivanA) How many countries has she visited?

    • B) What did she notice about gestures in India

    • 2) Andrew Barlow

    • A) What did the people in the village do to thank him?

    • B) Why did he eat something he didn’t want to?

  • 3) Mieko Nakamura

  • A) What has she done twice?

  • B) How did she get to “the top of the world”?


Lesson 3 describe an interesting experience3

Lesson 3 – Describe an interesting experience

Now you can: Describe an interesting experience

Remember! LC Assignment 2

  • Notepadding – Answer the questions. Explain what happened

    1) Have you ever been someplace that was really fascinating?

    2) Have you ever eaten something that was really strange or disgusting?

    3) Have you ever done something that was really thrilling or frightening?


Summary

Summary

  • Now you can:

    • Get reacquainted with someone

    • Greet a visitor to your country

    • Describe an interesting experience

      By being able to:

    • understand and use the Present Perfect Tense

    • describe and use vocabulary for tourist activities

    • understand and use Participial Adjectives


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