Jan 26, 2013

Home on the Range: There + to Be

Animated movies are just great. This one is not an exception. I used this scene with beginners, practicing the use of THERE TO BE with farm animals and food items. I hope you like it.




I. Watch the segment. Read the items below and check the ones you managed to see during the scene.






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( )  a black cow


( )  chickens

( ) chicks

( ) bananas

( ) apples

( ) a goat

( ) corn

( ) a dog

( ) a duck

( )  bees

( ) grapes

( )  pigs

( )   a rooster

( ) eggs

( )  a brown cow





III. Now write sentences about the items in exercise A, using There is (isn't) or There are (aren't). Remember that you may use Any and Some in your sentences


Ex: There is a black cow.
      There are some chickens


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - HOME ON THE RANGE

Answer key:

You won't see bananas, a dog, and grapes


OPTION 2 - MOVIE SEGMENTS TO TEACH CHILDREN GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

I.              Brainstorm names of animals.
II.             Slides with farm and zoo animals. Give each student a letter, F (farm) or Z (zoo). Tell students to stand up and say the name of the animal they see projected on the board if the animal corresponds to the category they have (farm or zoo animal).
III.            Students watch the movie segment.

I.             

 
Project on the board the following chart and ask students to say what they have seen in the segment (T: Is there a black cow?...)



A black cow

A duck

Chickens

Bees

Chicks

Parrots

Cats

Pigs

A Fish

A rooster

A goat

A Dog

A Horse

A brown cow

II.             Slides with the animals in IV. Tell students to make a line to participate in a game. The T projects the pictures and vocabulary from the chart in IV. The first student in line chooses the ball that corresponds to the scene they’ve watched (red – there is, green – there isn’t, blue – there are, yellow – there aren’t) and tries to throw it into a basket. When he/she hits the basket, he/she has to say a complete sentence (e.g. There is a chicken.).
III.            Ask students to write sentences about the items in IV, using There is (isn’t) or There are        
(aren’t).


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