NI-1 UNIT-6

ACTIVITY 1

COMPARING AND CONTRASTING

On the one hand…On the other hand/but/although

MAKE SENTENCES:

Eg. Although smoking in public places has been banned in Spain, drinking is still allowed.

USE THESE CONCEPTS TO GIVE YOUR IDEAS USING THE COMPARING AND CONTRASTING EXPRESSIONS ABOVE:

Smoking in public places – banned. (Drinking)

Free school education in Britain. (University – not free)

High taxes on petrol. (Cigarettes – also high)

Smaller secondary school classes -good idea. (That’s English )

Politicians earn a lot. (Doctors – also)

Give money to the poor – I agree. (Clothes)

Free medicine for pensioners – a right . (Transport)

Drinking not allowed until 25 – too old. (Smoking)

ACTIVITY 2

IDENTIFYING – RELATIVE CLAUSES    RELATE THE RELATIVE PRONOUNS WITH THEIR USE:

ACTIVITY 3

SHOW STUDENTS THIS CHART:

Students make a similar chart using 3-5 nouns from their culture.

Studentsadd ‘is/are’ after each noun in the first column.

Students add the phrase, ‘a kind of’ after the word ‘is’.

Students connect the words under the third box to the words under the second box using relative clauses.

ACTIVITY 4

RELATIVE CLAUSES CHAIN STORY.

WORK IN PAIRS OR GROUPS OF 3.

CHOOSE A FAIRY TALE YOU BOTH/ALL KNOW WELL.

TELL THE STORY, USING AS MANY RELATIVE CLAUSES AS POSSIBLE.

Eg.

Little Red Riding-Hood, who was a little girl that wore a red cape, lived on the edge of a wood with her mother.

One day her mother gave her a little basket that contained food.

She told her to take it to her grandmother, who…

LINKS

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=872

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=5794

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2258

defining and non-defining:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3105

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=4219

ACTIVITY 5

TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS

Explain the following British traditions and customs to each other:

Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes’ night

Cricket

Dunking

Pancake day (Shrove Tuesday)

Red nose day (Comic relief)

Poppy day (Remembrance Sunday)

Toad in the hole

Gurning

April Fool’s day

Harvest Festival

(See here for answers to some:

http://www.learnenglish.de/britishculture.htm

or here:

http://listverse.com/2010/04/02/10-very-strange-british-traditions/)

LINKS

Find out more about curious customs here: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/curious/calendar.htm

ACTIVITY 6

PRONUNCIATION

Consonant – [w]

Consonant – Voiced – [g]

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