A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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Lesson Plan Text
Were there any which you couldn’t think of an action for?
Do you know about any other ways of showing these things without speaking, e.g.
gestures in different countries?
Do one of the actions below and see if your partner can guess what it means
A) You are pointing at your chest
B) You are holding up two fingers with your palm towards the other person
C) You are holding up all the fingers on one hand and the index finger (= first finger) of
the other hand
D) You are drawing a cross on your heart
E) You are pretending to zip your mouth shut
F) You are tapping the side of your head with your index finger
G) You are crossing your first finger and middle finger
H) You are putting up one thumb
You are kissing your finger tips
J) You are holding one palm in front of you
K) You are putting up two thumbs
L) You are tapping the side of your nose with your finger
M) You are sticking out your tongue
N) You are raising one hand
O) You are raising your eyebrows
P) You are playing with a child’s hair
Q) You are clapping
R) You are clicking your tongue
How often do you do the things above?
Choose one of the actions above and say what it means, where people do it etc until your
partner guesses which one you are talking about
In my country…
They do this in…
I very often/ often/ sometimes/ rarely/ never do this (because…)
Why did you use different tenses in the different parts of the lesson?
What are the differences between the Present Simple and Present Continuous?
How can you say the things above as sentences, e.g. “I promise”?
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2011