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Having a Snack
What Are You Doing?
Pairs. Student A, imagine you are calling Student B. Find out what he or she is doing. Use the conversation below as a model. Hello. Luis? This is Chris. Hi, Chris. Whats up? Not much. What are you doing? Right now? Im taking a break. What are you doing? Chris: Im at the Rock right now. Im having a snack with Kate. Luis: Oh, cool. Can I join you? Chris: Yeah. Come on down.
Luis: Chris: Luis: Chris: Luis:

Information Gap: Find the Differences


Pairs. Student A, look at this page. Student B, look at page 44. Student B has the same people, but there are some differences between the pictures. Take turns asking and answering questions to find the differences. Ask questions about Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Hannah, and Ted. Use this language:
A: Are Mr. and Mrs. Hill ________? B: Yes, they are. / No, theyre ________. A: Is Hannah ________? B: Yes, she is. / No, shes ________. Susan Charlie Mr. Hill Mrs. Hill Peter

Hannah 42

Ted

Board Game: What Are They Doing?


Groups of 4. Two pairs will compete. Each pair needs 1 marker. See appendix for complete instructions. Example Pair 1, toss the coin. Move 1 space. Pair 1, Student A: Look at the picture. Ask: Whats she doing? Pair 1, Student B: Look at the picture. Say, Shes jogging. work out 16 paint 17 18 play basketball

FINISH

cook

15

have a picnic

14

play the guitar

13

talk on the phone

12

read a magazine

go for a walk

watch TV

10

play soccer

11

play tennis

listen to music

dance

4 take a photo

jog

ride bikes

swim

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Information Gap: Find the Differences


Pairs. Student B, look at this page. Student A, look at page 42. Student A has the same people, but there are some differences between the pictures. Take turns asking and answering questions to find the differences. Ask questions about Peter, Susan, and Charlie. Use this language:
A: Are Mr. and Mrs. Hill ________? B: Yes, they are. / No, theyre ________. A: Is Hannah ________? B: Yes, she is. / No, shes ________.

Susan

Peter

Hannah

Mrs. Hill

Mr. Hill

Ted

Charlie

Role Play: Do You Need Any Help?


Pairs. Read the conversation. Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the main verbs in the pool. Use the simple present or the present continuous. Use each verb once. Use these main verbs: cook
A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B:

do

like

make

need

Hi, Mia. Youre home early. Hi, Liz. What ___________ you ___________? ___________ you ___________? are doing Yes, I am. Great! Im really hungry. What ___________ you ___________? Chicken pasta. ___________ you ___________ that? Yes, I really like it. ___________ you ___________ any help? Yes, thanks. Please cut this onion. Thanks a lot, Liz!

Now practice the conversation.

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Longman English Online Communication Companion

Game: What Am I Doing?


Pairs. First, work alone. Think about what you do at different times of the day. Look at the times in the table. Write what you are doing then. For example: [7:30 a.m.] I am sleeping. Do not show your partner!
Time What you are doing

7:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Now work with your partner. Take turns guessing what your partner is doing at different times. You can guess 3 times for each activity. Score 1 point every time you guess correctly. Use this language:
A: A: A: A:

Its 7:30 a.m. What am I doing? B: I think youre sleeping. No, Im not. Guess again. B: I think youre getting up. No, Im not. Guess again. B: I think youre eating breakfast. No, Im not. Im taking a shower.
B: I think youre eating lunch.

A: Its 11:30 a.m. What am I doing? A: Thats right!

WebTalk
Groups of 4. Take turns talking about the movie you found on the web. Tell your group: the name of the movie the actors in the movie what the movie is about The other students ask questions about the movie. For example, Do you like the actors in the movie?

Level 1 Unit C.1

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Appendix Instructions for Board Games


Use these instructions for the games on pages 7, 15, 19, 27, 35, 39, 43, 47, and 51. Groups of 4 (2 pairs). Use 1 book and 1 coin. Pairs compete against each other. Each pair needs 1 marker. Pairs 1 and 2: Put your markers on the Start square. To move forward on the board, toss the coin. One side of the coin = move 1 space; the other side of the coin = move 2 spaces. Pair 1: Begin playing. Toss the coin and move your market to the correct square. Use the cues and pictures in the square and/or in the middle of the board to ask and answer a question. Look at the example on the page for more information. Pair 2: Make sure Pair 1 asks and answers the question correctly. If you arent sure, ask your teacher. Pair 1: If you are correct, your marker stays on the square. If you are not correct, move the marker back to where you started. Pair 2: Toss the coin and move to the correct square. If you land on the square with Pair 1s marker on it, move to the next square. Ask and answer a question. Pairs 1 and 2: Take turns. Play until one pair gets to the Finish square.

Use these instructions for the game on page 11. Groups of 3. Use 1 book and 1 coin. Students A, B, and C will compete against each other. Each student needs 1 marker. Students A, B, and C: Put your markers on the Start square. To move forward on the board, toss the coin. One side of the coin = move 1 space; the other side of the coin = move 2 spaces. Student A: Begin playing. Toss the coin and move your marker to the correct square. Use the cues and pictures in the square to make up your sentence. Look at the example on the page for more information. Students B and C: Make sure Student A is correct. If you arent sure, ask your teacher. Student A: If you are correct, your marker stays on the square. If you are not correct, move the marker back to where you started. Students A, B, and C: Take turns. Toss the coin and move to the correct square. If you land on a square with another students marker on it, move to the next square. Play until one student gets to the Finish square.

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