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    Hi
    If you want to teach the elementary students the object pronouns, how do you do it? I would be happy to receive your nice and useful hints on that. I mean a warm-up a kind of engagement for the students regarding the object pronouns. The context of the lesson is about food and restaurant.
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    Hellooooooooo
    I'm still waiting for your useful suggestions.
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    What's the reason for the food link with pronouns- how are they taught in the unit?

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    Thanks. The whole unit is about food, ordering food in a restaurant, shopping for food and the grammatical points that are included are countable/ uncountable nouns, any/some,a/an and object pronouns. In one of the lessons there's one listening exercise about a group of people who are ordering food at a restaurant. After that simply and not interestingly there's one exercise (fill in the blank type of exercise) that students should listen to the previous exercise once more and it has to be completed with the object pronouns. You see the way this grammar point has been taught is not interesting I'd like to make it more interesting.
    The exercise is like this:
    1.No, that's not for..........
    2.Two vegetarian pizzas? I really like.......

    I never enjoy this direct facing and teaching of grammar points, because this exercise is also directly followed by the grammar focus about object pronoun and a 5-line follow up exercise and that's it.
    Thanks in advance.

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    I asked because it doesn't seem to be an area rich in object pronouns. It sounds a bit artificially grafted on- in a restaurant, I tend to use me most of the time- could you bring me, etc. And the natural thing with food is like/dislike, etc, which again is not natural territory for object pronouns. If I had a unit like this, I would sidestep it and do something else.

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    Thanks dear Tdol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I asked because it doesn't seem to be an area rich in object pronouns. ....
    Possibly, though, for indirect ones. 'Would you pass me the salt?...And Tom looks thirsty. Pass him the water.' 'Hold on - I've only got one pair of hands. Give me a chance.'

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    Thanks Bobk.

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    Default Re: Object pronoun

    You could make a set of cards with object pronouns written on them. Another set of cards should be with various verbs the pronouns may be used with (e.g. like (it), take (it), pass (me), help (me), boil (them), grate (them), fry, bake, chop, stew etc. The students work in pairs or in teams taking turns to make sentences using 2 cards at a time (one from the first pile, one from the other). The sentences should be related to the topic (food).
    You could even make three piles adding one more pile with food vocabulary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    You could make a set of cards with object pronouns written on them. Another set of cards should be with various verbs the pronouns may be used with (e.g. like (it), take (it), pass (me), help (me), boil (them), grate (them), fry, bake, chop, stew etc. The students work in pairs or in teams taking turns to make sentences using 2 cards at a time (one from the first pile, one from the other). The sentences should be related to the topic (food).
    You could even make three piles adding one more pile with food vocabulary.
    Thanks a lot.

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