Spring Conversation, Week 12

esl speaking critical thinking
Something to think about.

Time to think about your book report.

Monday – Tuesday Remember (5)

Book Report #2. Read a new book and write a 2-page report. The due date is Tuesday, May 21. (10%)

Pair Work Review (15)

  1. What is a fallacy?
  2. Name the six fallacies we studied last week.
  3. Define those six fallacies.
  4. Give an example of each fallacy.
  5. What do all of these fallacies have in common?

Lesson review (5)

Part 1 Pair work (15)

Read the paper and learn the 3 fallacies.

Here is the worksheet.

Part 3 Switch (15)

Get a new partner and learn 3 more fallacies.

Hour 2

Practice #1 (10)

Read the 8 statements with your partner. Name the logical fallacy.

Video analysis (20)

Watch and listen to these short video clips. What is the fallacy in each clip?

1. Like it or not.

2. Ice Cream and Freakonimcs

Describe fallacy discussed by the two people?

3.  The Most Interesting Man In The World

4. George Bush

Read, Summarize and Discuss (20)

Work with a partner.

Partner A reads the story on page 72.

Partner A reads the story on page 102.

Read your story critically: find information for the 6 Qs.

Is there an argument?

Retell the story to your partner.

If you do a good job, your partner should be able to answer the book’s comprehension questions on page 73 and 102.

Hour 3

Pair Work Review fallacies (10)

Look at 8 situations on the worksheet. Name the fallacy, if there is one.

Inferences (10)

Read the short story and then answer the questions.

Retell a Story (20)

Read a short story. And then summarize the story.

Hour 1 Thursday-Friday

Pair Work Speed Talking (20)

This is a Q&A drill. One person picks a topic and asks 6 questions. (who, what, where, when, why, how). The other person answers with full sentences.

Then change roles.

My roomMy friendThis room

Review: How much and how many (10)

  • how much for non-countable nouns
  • how many for countable nouns

How many pencils are there?

  • There are some pencils.
  • There are a lot of pencils.
  • There are a few pencils.
  • There are few pencils.

How much tea is there?

  • There is some tea.
  • There is a lot of tea.
  • There is a little tea.
  • There is little tea.

Pair work writing (15)

Think about common questions people ask each day.

Write questions and answers for 3 countable nouns and non countable nouns.

Now change partner and have a conversation with your 6 questions.

Practice worksheet (10)

Work with a partner. Ask questions about each picture.

Use questions and answers with countable and non countable nouns.

Picture worksheet.

Hour 2 book

Textbook (40)

Page 68 7a Listening (15)


Then read and listen.

Then answer the questions in 7B and 7C.

Page 69 Listening (10)

Which event will they go to?

Listen again. Answer T or F.

Page 70 7B Reading (10)

Look at the pictures and match the best sentence.

Page 71 2 Listening (5)

Listen to the dialogue. Which picture is being discussed?

Vocabulary worksheet (10)

Work with a partner. Make 2 answers for each question.

Make your answers quickly.

Here is the worksheet.

Hour 3

Page 72 Reading (15)

Read the story and answer the questions on page 73.

Comparisons #3 page 73 (15)

  • comparatives and superlatives
  • B part fill in the blanks.
  • #4 conversation practice.

Quick review (10)

Make a question and answer with countable and non countable nouns with these pictures.

Picture worksheet.

Speed game (20)

Here is the worksheet.

Review verbs (10)

Get a partner and practice asking proper questions with these activities.

Ping PongHorse RacingSkatingBoxing

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