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To identify common household items.
To learn the names of common household items.
- After completing the vocabulary in this chapter,
cut all the words out and ask learners to group
them into rooms of the house.
- You can introduce colours associated with house-
hold items. Teach the question, "What colour is
your ?" Practice responding with a variety of
- You may want to introduce the concepts of flea
markets and yard sales for learners not already
familiar with them.
- Introduce the question, "Where is the ?" Also
introduce basic prepositions. Look at the pictures
of the rooms in this chapter and describe, using
prepositions, where each item is.
- Use the sales flyers to make an information gap
activity. See page 13.8 for an example of an
information gap activity.
- Write the words in this chapter on separate pieces
of paper. Ask learners to take the words home and
tape them to the items (e.g. tape the word 'fridge'
on the fridge.) Ask them to read the words each
time they pass by the item in their home.
- Choose one room at a time and ask learners to
collect pictures from magazines, newspapers or
flyers of items in that room. Keep these pictures in
a large envelope or glue them on bristol board.
Collect these over a period of time, reviewing the
vocabulary frequently. Eventually, items in all
rooms will be represented. Learners can ask each
other, "Do you have a ?", responding with the
appropriate responses. This can lead to a discussion about present furniture and appliances and
descriptions of homes and household items in
learners' previous homes.