1 Saying hello
Write the names of six famous people on the board, e.g. Björk (Iceland), Placido Domingo (Spain), Michael Douglas (theUS), Anna Kournikova (Russia), Ronaldinho (Brazil), Nicole Kidman (Australia), and ask sts to take turns to introduce the person and tell their partner where the person is from. Ask for class feedback oneach person. You could extend the activity by adding more people from other countries.
Write the following on the board: My favourite song, My favourite word inEnglish, My favourite time of day. Ask sts to quickly tell each other their thoughts. Ask for class feedback.
Before watching 1u Check that sts understand the following
vocabulary: cities, actors,writers and TV programmes. Put sts into pairs or small groups. Sts then complete the table. Check answers as a class, and ask if sts can give you any information about the places and people. Answers:City: Rome Sydney Rio de Janeiro Tokyo Actor: Bruce Willis Jennifer Lopez Michael Douglas Angelina Jolie Writer: Isabel Allende Jane Austen JK Rowling Ian Fleming TV programme: Big Brother Friends Whowants to be a millionaire? Jerry Springer
Before watching 1a/bu Sts work with a partner to write a response to
each of the phrases. More than one response might be possible. False beginners coulddevelop the exchange into a mini-dialogue. Circulate and monitor, supporting as necessary. Elicit feedback from the class. Sts then practise saying the phrases to each other. Suggested answers: 1 Goodmorning, I’m … 2 Pleased to meet you, too./Nice to meet you, too. 3 Hi/Hello, Anna. /I’m … . Nice to meet you. 4 Hi, … .
While watching 2u Give sts some time to read the information boxes.
Ask ifanyone has any questions about vocabulary. Then play the film extract right through, pausing between each monologue for sts to make notes. Sts watch the extract again to check their answers. Elicit...