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Checking Students Understanding

Unit 3

 

3

“Put up your hand if you don’t understand.” 

 

 

 

A   MODEL OF CONVERSATION

Practice the conversation!

 

Mr. Budi   : Class, please pay attention to my explanation.

  Students   : Yes, Sir.

Mr. Budi   : Put up your hand if you don’t understand.

                    Do you understand?

  Students   : Yes, we got it, Sir.  

Mr. Budi   : Tom, will you do number 4 on the board?

       Tom   : Sure, I will try.

Mr. Budi   : Everybody, look at the board and pay attention.

        Bob, is that right?

       Bob   : That’s right, Sir.

Mr. Budi   : Great, you have got it.

                    Class, is everything clear. Are there any more questions?

Students   : No. that’s enough, Sir.

 

 

B   OPTIONAL EXPRESSIONS

Here are some optional expressions based on the conversation above.

 

1     Class, please pay attention to my explanation.

Pay attention, please.

Tom, listen and pay attention to my explanation.

Sally, pay attention to Tina

 

2    Put up your hand if you don’t understand

Raise your hand if you have questions.

Propose your questions if you’re still confused.

Ask me to explain again if you still don’t understand.

You may question if you’re still confused.

 

3    Do you understand?

Do you know what I mean?

Do you know what I'm saying?

Are you following me?

Are you with me (so far)?

Have you got it?

Any questions?

Got it?

 

4    Yes, we got it teacher.    

I see.                                               

I understand.                                   

I get it./I got it.                                 

Gotcha. (Informal)             

 

5    Budi, is that right?

Teacher      ‘Jack, is that right?

                       ‘Budi, is that right or wrong?

Learner      ‘Yes, it is.’ or ‘No, it isn’t’.

What is the right answer?

What do you think?

Has anybody else got an idea?

Put up your hands if you know the answer!

 

D   MORE LANGUAGE EXPRESSIONS

Here are some more language expressions we can use in the classroom!

Checking understanding

     Teacher       ‘Dina, is that right?’

                        (‘Dina, is that right or wrong?’)

     Learner       ‘Yes, it is.’ or ‘No, it isn’t.’

                        ( ‘It’s right.’ or ‘It’s wrong.’)

What is the right answer?

What do you think?

Has anybody else got an idea?

Put up your hand if you don’t understand!

 

            Learner            ‘Please, repeat. I still don’t understand’.

            Teacher            ‘What don’t you understand? Tell me!’

 

Tell me what you have to do.

Dina, tell Tom what you have to do.

Put up your hands if you know the answer.

 

Classroom control

Use the simple English classroom control if everything in the classroom is running well.

 

Sit down, please.

Everyone            sit down please.

Dina

Quiet, please.

Dina, quiet, please.

Stop talking.

Listen!

Listen carefully.

Listen to         me.

                        Dina.

                        The tape.                     

Tom, turn round, please.

Sit still, please.

Sit still and listen.

Sit still and listen to                 me.

                                              Dina.

                                              The tape/radio.

 

Look at          me,                   please.

                      The board,

 

Are you ready?

Don’t start yet.

Start now!

 

Comprehending language

Are you ready?                                             

Are you with me?

Are you OK?                                    

Do you get it?                                               

Do you understand?

Do you follow me?                            

What did you say?

One more time, please.                                  

Say it again, please.

I don't understand.                            

I don't get it.

Like this?                                          

Is this OK?

Are you OK?

 

Stop    writing,                                   please..

            working,

            what you are doing,

 

 

Asking students’ comprehension

Is everything clear?

Do you understand everything?

Is there anything you don’t understand yet?

Is there anything else you would like to ask about?

Is there any one of you still confused with the lesson today?

 

 

D   LANGUAGE FOCUS: There is and There are

“There is” is followed by singular nouns but “There are” is followed by plural nouns or more than one.

.

 

 

There is

 

 

a whiteboard

a cupboard

a teacher’s desk

a map

a clock

 

 

There are

sixteen boys

eighteen girls

five windows

seventeen tables

thirty-four chairs

 

A: Is there a question?                                            B: Yes, there is./No, there isn’t.

A: Is there a chalk on the desk?                              B: Yes, there is/No, there isn’t.

A: Are there students in the classroom?                   B: Yes, there are/No, there aren’t.

A: Are there any books in the book self?                       B: Yes, there are/No, there aren’t.

 

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PREFACE

Contents

Syllabus

Unit 1       Starting the Lesson

Unit 2       Drawing Students’ Attention

Unit 3       Checking Students’ Understanding

Unit 4       Asking to the Board

Unit 5       Giving Homework

Unit 6       Giving Command

Unit 7       Concluding the Lesson

Unit 8       Making Questions

Unit 9        Asking and Giving Opinions

Unit 10    Checking Homework

Unit 11    Clarifying Students’ Comment

Unit 12    Saying Goodbye

Appendix    Language Functions

References


 

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