Essential English 10 To Like (Pt 2)

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Essential English 10 - "To Like Part 2"

Tips for teachers

  • First you go over once again the negative form of the verb “like” with the different pronouns. You introduced it in the last lesson but it is always good to repeat short explanations and to give a few examples with verbs the students know. Give any necessary explanations in the students’ native tongue to avoid any misunderstandings or have them read in a language they comprehend.
  • Insist on the difference between “don’t like” and “doesn’t like”. Have them repeat as a group after you or after the recording. Make sure they say these forms properly even if you have to exaggerate a little.
  • Then in pair work they practice "like" in the negative with the different pronouns testing each other. As they have done in previous lessons one student will say the pronoun e.g. “I”, “you”, “he”, etc, and their partner will say “I don’t like”, “you don’t like”, “he doesn’t like”, etc. You walk around the class and make sure they understand and apply the difference between “don’t like” and “doesn’t like”.
  • You remind them about verbs they know well like study, work, go home, sing, dance, make cakes and the verbs they learned in a recent lesson like listen, eat, drink. You can write them on the board to make sure they use all of them. You can also try to get them to say things they don’t like, and you can help them with the vocabulary.
  • They walk around using these verbs with classmates in the sentence “I don’t like to…” followed by the different verbs. It may plans at verbs on the board or on the screen.
  • Then you ask them to say something about a partner with the sentence “He doesn’t like to…” followed by the different verbs. They can do this in groups of four.
  • You go on to word “like” on the interrogative form again explaining in terms they will understand.
  • They practice the different pronouns with several partners.
  • Next they ask each other questions with the verbs they know: study, work, go home, sing, dance, make cakes, listen, eat, drink. They will say: "Do you like to…?" followed by the verbs of their choice. The partner just has to answer "yes" or "no".
  • But they can take it a step further and have their partner answer either "Yes, I like to…?" or "No, I don’t like to…?" followed by the verbs of their choice.
  • If the students are very good they can work in small groups asking, "Does he/she like to…?" while pointing at a friend. The person who knows will say "Yes, he/she likes to…?" or "No, he/she doesn’t like to…?" If students are making assumptions that are not true, this will create laughter and they will feel more relaxed.
  • At the end you can invite them to ask for more personal vocabulary. Be sure to have them write down their "personal words" in a notebook.
  • They can ask their partners or the whole class what they like to do. And the class can answer "We like to…!" or "We don’t like to…!" That can be a fun way to end the lesson.
  • Recommendation: Be sure everyone works with everyone else several times. This will make them repeat the same sentences several times and they will feel more confident.


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Essential English 10 Verb To Like (Part 2)

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Essential English 10 Verb To Like (Part 2)

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Good luck! We welcome your feedback!

Marianne Raynaud

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