Reading Comprehension: Online Dating

Discover love sayings, love phrases and the language of romance in English. How well do you know English dating terms? You and your friend are in a bar and you see a cute guy across the room. You ask your friend if she knows him. Yes, he is a “player”. By “player” she means that guy: You and your friends are watching a movie and someone in the room comments that the main character is “really hot”. By “hot” he meant that the girl in the movie: You ask one of your friends why she thinks you don’t have a boyfriend. She tells you to “flirt” more.

Dating Questions and Answers

Choose a target theme from the Curriculum , then a game to practise the English. Before you play these games you will need to make sure the kids have a basic grip on the target English. The kids have to have fun, but they also have to be progressing with their English skills. Songs instead of drilling:

The sky is blue, and the wind is soft.

Sep 9th, Posts: It’s called ‘Speed Dating‘ and is basically exactly what it says on the tin. It lasted about 40 minutes with me, and that will depend on the size of your class, ability, etc. Start off by making sure everyone knows what ‘speed dating‘ means. So this is how you do it There are 14 character cards you will need to make more if you have a larger class ; 7 girls and 7 guys.

Speed dating

What do you “know now” that you wish you “knew then”? Have you ever won a trophy? What subject do you wish you had paid more attention to in school? If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be?

Are human beings naturally selfish?

What do you think of alternative medicine? Do you support the use of clinical marijuana? Is drug use a big problem in your country? Was drug use a problem in your high school? Is alcohol worse than many illegal drugs? Should the legal drinking age be changed? Should patents held by pharmaceutical companies be bypassed in order to help those in need e. Should university education should be free? How can educators and parents promote creativity in children?

How would you compare the quality of education in your country to other countries? What makes a good teacher? Do you prefer public or private schools? Should evolution or creationism be taught at schools? Do you have any funny school stories?

ESL Discussions: English Conversation Questions / Debates: Speaking Lesson Activities

Which types genres of movies do you enjoy most? Can you think of an example of a good movie in five different categories? Can you think of an example of a bad movie in three categories? What makes your favorite films special or memorable? Name a few movies that you disliked.

What is the reason for your opinion?

Students who are near the start of their English studies are not going to have the tools to write a five paragraph essay or take an essay exam. For these students, short writing assignments are best. When they can write a few sentences that serve a practical purpose, they will see the progress they have made in English as well as the practical applications of that knowledge. When you have a class of beginners and are looking for some interesting short writing assignments for your students, here are some ideas.

Just about any topic you are teaching in class can be the subject of a paragraph. When you break the paragraph into smaller elements, your students will see that four to six sentences do not have to be overwhelming. The first element of a paragraph is the topic sentence. This sentence gives the reader the main point of the paragraph. The last sentence of a paragraph, when it stands alone, is a concluding sentence. It gives some final thoughts about the topic.

In between are two to four sentences that expand the idea, give examples, or argue a point.

ESL Conversation Questions: Dating and Relationships

Discuss or debate the questions below. Remember to support your answers! Do you believe that true love exists? Is there only one true, perfect partner out there for each person, which implies that all others are a mistake? Could you love only one person forever?

What do you feel is your most attractive physical feature?

What qualities are most important to you in a partner? For example, intelligence, sense of humor, money. Would you like to have a boyfriend or girlfriend who was a lot more attractive than you? What about a husband or wife? If you cheated on your partner, would you tell him or her? Why or why not? Would you move to a place far from your family and friends to be with the person you loved?

Describe a perfect romantic evening. Is it common for couples to live together before marriage in your country? Would you want to live with someone before marriage?

Dating in China for the Foreign English Teacher

Last week we ended with the Secret Ingredient that Ties Top Teams Together , where the bottom line is that people need to really know each other before they can become a high performing team. When team members have understood and accepted the power of disclosure I do a number of team building activities that helps them get everything together. Example of some of these questions are: How would your best friend describe you?

What is your most embarrassing moment?

Describe the appearance of the person you would like to date? Describe the character of the person you would like to date? Do you “go Dutch” when dating? Do you know what it means to ‘go Dutch’? Is it usual for people in your country to ‘go Dutch’ if you go out together? Do you believe in love at first sight?

ESL Discussions: Conversation Questions: Speaking Lesson: DATING

ESL Favourites Activity – Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking – Beginner – 25 minutes In this fun teaching activity, students write about their favourite things and then ask and answer questions to find classmates who have the same favourites. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by writing about their favourite things in the column marked ‘You’ on the worksheet.

Are you still in contact?

What is your idea of the perfect marriage proposal? How do you impress a date’s parents or friends? Do you believe in love at first sight? Background Information Do you have any children? Describe a time when you took care of a loved one. What have you always wanted to do but haven’t yet? What is your greatest achievement? What is the longest relationship you have been in? How did your family celebrate holidays? If you could change a mistake from your past, what would it be?

General Knowledge How do you comfort someone in a traumatic situation? Do you see a glass-half-empty or half-full? Do you give money to homeless people?