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Chapter 11 What do you mean by ...

 

 Classroom

 

A   CONVERSATION

Listen to the teacher, repeat and practice the conversation!

 

TEACHER          : Open your book at page 52!1 .

  Read text 2 and answer the exercise!

TOM                  : Yes, Question [ TEACHER ]!

TEACHER          : Yes, please. Go to the point.

STUDENTS         : What do you mean by … ?2   

TEACHER          : Please read the text and answer the questions in exercise 1.

STUDENTS         : Oh, I see. You mean we have to read and answer the

                               questions.3   

TEACHER          : That’s right. You got it!

STUDENTS         : Yeah. I think we understand what you mean [ TEACHER ] ?

 

B   OPTIONAL EXPRESSIONS

Here are some optional expressions based on the conversation above.

 

1   Open your books at page 52!

    Please open your book at page 52!

    Read the text and answer the questions!

 

2   What do you mean by … ?

    Can you restate what it means?

    Do you mean that ….?

 

3   You mean we have to ….?

    In other words…

    If I understand you correctly, you mean…

 

 

C   MORE LANGUAGE EXPRESSIONS 

 

Giving instructions

Open your books at page 52!

Come out and write it on the board!

Listen to the tape, please!

Get into groups of four!

I would like you to write this down.

Would you mind switching the lights on?

It might be an idea to leave this till next time.

 

Clarifying Student Comments

In other words…

If I understand you correctly, you mean…

What you said is…

I think I understand what you mean.

Would you like to elaborate on this point?

This brings us to our major question…

Could you restate your point?

I’m not sure I understand.

 

Working alone and together

One learner    ‘I want you to work on your own.’

                        ‘[Name], come to the front, please.’

                        ‘Go back to your seat, please.’

 

Two learners   ‘I want you to work with [Name].’

(Pairs)              ‘Get into pairs.’

                        TEACHER          ‘Has everyone got a partner?’

                                                (OR ‘[Name], have you got a partner?)

                        LEARNER(S)       ‘Yes’ OR ‘No’.

                                                (OR ‘Yes, I have.’ OR ‘No, I haven’t.’’)

                        ‘[Name] and [Name], come to the front, please.’

                        ‘Go back to your seat, please.’

                        ‘Compare your answers with your partner.’

 

Three or more learner (groups)         

             ‘I want you to work in groups of     three    people.’

                 ‘Get into groups of      four       

                                              five

                   ‘This is group        one.’

                                              two.’

 

                        ‘I want [Name], and [Name] to work in group one.’

                        ‘Get into your groups now, please.’

                        TEACHER          ‘Is everyone in a group?’

                        LEARNER(S )     ‘Yes’ OR ‘No.’

                                                ( OR ‘Yes, I am.’ OR ‘No, I’m not.’

 

                        ‘Group [number], come to the front, please.’

                        ‘Go back to your seat, please.’

                        ‘I need a volunteer from each group to  write the answers.’

                        ‘Pick one person from your group to draw a picture.’

 

  Asking and giving reasons

Do you think so? Why?’

Why is it not correct?’

Don’t you? Why?

Why do you say that?’

 

            TEACHER          ‘Why do you think that is wrong?’

            LEARNER          ‘Because  I think that ________ ‘

                                        ‘ Well, because           

            TEACHER          ‘Really? Why?

            LEARNER          ‘Because _________

 

Making request: giving and declining request

Can you answer question number 1?

[Name], would you answer question number 1 on the board?

 

TEACHER          ‘[Name], will you clean the board?’

LEARNER          ‘Sure                I will.’

                                             ‘Certainly

                                             ‘Of course

 

TEACHER          ‘[Name], will you say your answer number 1?’

LEARNER          ‘Sure, I will.’

                                             ‘I’m sorry [[ TEACHER] ,             I’m not finished yet.’

                                                                                                I have no idea.’           

Do you mind             cleaning the board?’

                                    coming to the front?’

                                    being a volunteer to answer number 1?

                                    writing your answer on the board?’     

 

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