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STUDENT UNIT KIT

Arrieta L, Arroyo J, Iglesias K, Torrenegra


M, Vega S.
TEFL MASTERS , FUNIBER

ALL ABOUT YOU!

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LESSON ONE: WHATS YOUR NAME?
CONTENTS:
o Personal information questions and answers.
o Occupations vocabulary.
o Cities and Nationalities.
o How to introduce yourself and someone else.
Grammar Focus: Verb to be in Simple Present tense.
OUTCOME: Students will be able to use the simple present form of the verb to
be to ask and give personal information about themselves and others.
WARM UP:
VOCABULARY PRACTICE
Check with your classmate the following expressions; do you understand/use them?

What is your name? ___________________________________
What is your phone number? ___________________________
What is your address? _________________________________
Where are you from? _________________________________

Now, lets make some conversation! Complete information about your classmates
with this clock! REMEMBER: You must complete all of the numbers with all of the
questions above!











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LISTENING ACTIVITY: INTRODUCE ME!
PRE-LISTENING:
1. Choose a word from the list to complete the sentences. Work
with a partner.
CLIENT TRAVEL AGENT TOURIST GUIDE SINGER
a. Every summer we travel to another country, so we go to a travel agency
and the ________________ gave me all the information.
b. Juan Luis Guerra? Yes! He is my favorite _____________.
c. I get lost in the park because the ______________ follows the right path
and I always take a different one. I shouldnt do that.
d. The supermarket Is full of ____________ when there are sales.
LISTENING TASK
Part one: You will watch a video of a travel agency in New York city.
Listen carefully to the information about the people in the office, then,
complete the following chart.









Video link part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lelu8h9W13w
NAMES OCCUPATIONS

MARIE


SHERYL


BOB


PAUL



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PART TWO: Watch the second scene from the video, now
complete the client profile for Mr. Moretti.
Complete Name:________________________
Occupation:____________________________
Nationality:_____________________________
Marital Status:__________________________
Age:____________
Phone number:________________________
Video link part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXDrx-Bp68
Do you know someone famous? What questions can you ask a
famous person? Discuss with a partner. Check the example
below:
Example: What do you do in your free time?
GRAMMAR POINT:
I. Look at the chart of verb TO BE. Fill in the gaps:
WHEN WHO? FORM EXAMPLE QUESTIONS NEGATIVE
Simple
Present
I am I am a
student.
Am I a
student?
Yes you are.
No you
arent.
I am not.
You are You are a
student.
____ you a
student?
Yes, I _____
No, I am not.
You arent.
Simple Present
tense: VERB TO
BE
The functions of the verb
TO BE. You can use it to:

1. Say that something exists:
There is a hotel in my town.
2. Say that something is
located: The stores are
across the street.
3. Show identity: Mary is my
sister.
4. Show a quality: My
hometown is small.
5. Give your name: I am Jorge.
6. To mention nationalities: my
friends are from Chicago.


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He/
She/It
is She ____ a
student.
_____ she a
student?
Yes, she is.
No, She isnt.
She isnt.
We are We are
students.
_____ we
students?
Yes, we are.
No, we
arent.
We arent.
They are They ____
students
Are they
students?
Yes, they are.
No, they
arent.
They arent


II. Look at the following paragraph; make sentences about Roberto.in
your notebook with the simple present tense Verb TO BE struuctures
My profile
Hi, my name is Roberto Palacios. I am 25 years old and I am originally from Mexico City but
now I live In New York. I study medicine at Columbia University here in the United States.
I like practicing different sports such as football, basketball and tennis, but I prefer going
to the gym. I also like music, my favorite is pop. I am a friendly and easygoing person. I
don't like when people are rude to others. In the future, I want to be the best doctor in the
world and save peoples lives. My mother says I am on the way to achieve my perfect
dream. She helps me and supports me all the time. I only live with my mother who is a
nurse. My father lives in Mexico. I also have two more brothers who live with my father.
They are younger than me and they study secondary level. My father and my brothers visit
us once a year but we all are in contact every day.


EXERCISE!
Complete the sentences
using an appropriate
form of verb TO BE:

1. My town ______ big.
There are a lot of stores
and places to visit but
there ______ any
museums.
2. I _____ a student, I
_____ not a worker.
3. ______ you a student
too? Yes, I ________.
4. Claudia _____ a very
good friend, we _____
always together.
5. ______ there a theater in
your town?



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READING LESSON
PRE-READING ACTIVITY: Discuss with a partner:
What is your hometown like?
Would you live in a different place? Why?
Talk about your hometown
I was born in a small sea-side town in Malaysia called Mersing. It is situated in the south-
east of Malaysia, near the South China Sea. It is a small town with a population of about
fifty thousand people. It is a peaceful and beautiful town. The main occupation of the
people there is fishing. The sea is their livelihood. Besides fishing, tourism has also become
quite popular. Tourists stop over at Mersing on their way to the islands off Mersing. The
most popular island is Pulau Tioman.
The population here is made up of Malays, Chinese and Indians. The majority of the people
are Malays. There are either fishermen or farmers. The Chinese are mostly shopkeepers
and restaurant and hotel owners. The Indians who are the minority are either civil servants
or rubber tappers.
The town consists of three streets of shops. There are three schools, a Chinese, a Malay
and an English medium schools. There is a hospital and a few private clinics, a cinema hall,
library and a big wet market by the sea. There are a number of hotels to accommodate
tourists who flock to Mersing to visit the Islands.The people in my hometown live in peace
and harmony. I love the peace and quiet of my little hometown.
What is the population of Mersing made of?
What are the main occupations in Mersing?
II. Write true or false for these statements. Justify your
answers. Discuss your answers with a partner.
1. Mersing is a big city in the south east of Malasya.
________________________________
2. Tourism is one of the most popular occupations in
Mersing. _______________________
3. Chinese living in Mersing are mainly farmers and
fishermen. ______________________
4. Mersing is a peaceful place to live in.
__________________________________________
DISCUSSION BOX:
Work in pairs or small groups, discuss these
questions together.
a. What is your hometown like? Is it
similar to Mersing or different?
b. Would you like to live in Mersing?
Why?

Reading
Skills
Read the text again.
Underline the word
that means:

> Near the sea
(paragraph 1)
> Occupation or
employment
(paragraph 2)
> A fresh food
market (paragraph 4)
> To go in large
numbers (paragraph
4)


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SPEAKING LESSON
Introduce Your Classmate
GOAL: Students will be able to use appropriate vocabulary and structures to
introduce a classmate to the whole group.
USE THE FOLLOWING TEMPLATE AS A GUIDE TO TAKE NOTES.











My classmate
Family
Education
Hobbies
Projects
Other
INSTRUCTIONS
You are going to work with a partner to interview him/ her. Ask personal
information questions, and take notes on that information.
Then you will switch roles and your classmate will record the information you
give.
Decide on the most significant information and tell your class about your
partner.

Grammar
Point
THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
ONE USE OF THE
SIMPLE PRESENT
TENSE
We use it when we
want to say that
something is a fact (it
does not change in
time)
Example:
> The sun rises in the
east.
> The town consists of
three streets of shops.
> The people in my
hometown live in peace
and harmony.


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GRAMMAR TIPS 2 : SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE -VERBS-
I. Look at the chart of Simple Present Tense. Then fill in the gaps from the
exercise below:











*Use the information in the chart to complete the following sentences:
1. Water _________(boil) at 100 degrees.
2. A day ___________ (last) 24 hours.
3. Fish ___________ (live) in the water.
4. Planets _________ (orbit) around the sound.
*If you want to practice more about the Simple present conjugation for verbs, go to appendix
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WRITING ACTIVITY MY HOME TOWN
Read the description of the town and write a similar description of your home
town in about 200 words. First write some facts about it.

I live in Newcastle, a city in the north-east of England. Newcastle is on the bank of the
River Tyne. It is quite big, with a population of about 200,000 people. there is a
cathedral and a university. There are five bridges over the River Tyne, which link
Newcastle to the next town Gateshead, where there is one of the biggest shipping
centers in the world, the Metro Centre.
A few years ago, the main industries were shipbuilding and coal-mining, but now the
chemical and soap industries are more important.
I moved from Newcastle ten years ago but I often return. I miss the people, who are
so warm and friendly, and I miss the wild, beautiful countryside near the city, where
there are so many hills and streams. People who are born near the River Tyne have
a special name. They are called "Geordies". I am very pleased to be a "Geordie"!

1. Write down about your hometown. Use the example as guide. Remember, your
word limitation is: 120-200 words.
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WRITING
TIPS!
Now, you must write
about your
hometown. Use the
questions below to
help you.
1. Where is it?
2. Is it big or small?
3. What buildings and
industries does it
have?
Next, lets make it
personal!
1. Do you like it?
2. Why?
> Do you have anything
else you want to say?
IS IT IMPORTANT?
>If yes, then include it.
If NOT then leave it
OUT!!!
REMEMBER:
Punctuation,
Capitalization, uses
of adjectives and
sentence order is
VERY important!




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EXPLORE WRITING
MY HOMETOWN




In this section, you must write one 10-12 sentence paragraph describing your
hometown, a place you know well. Choose places, activities and interesting you
may want to mention about it. Use the vocabulary and language that you have
studied in class. For example, you should use, a variety of adjectives ,and you can
also say what you think of the town/city using the structures that you practiced in
this unit (e.g. simple present tense).

Step One: Brainstorm. What can you say about the town/city? Consider ideas
from the questions in this exercise. Write down a list of all of your ideas, including
examples and supporting information. You can brainstorm alone, with a partner,
or in a group. Your notes should be in simple form; dont worry about grammar,
spelling, or using complete sentences when you are brainstorming.
1. Where do you live? .......................................................................................
2. How big is your town or city? ......................................................................
3. What is there to do there? .............................................................................
4. When is the best time to visit? ......................................................................
5. Where do you go with your friends? .............................................................
6. Do you like living there? ...............................................................................



ATTENTION!!

What do you know
about sentences?

Discuss with your
partner!


CHECK THIS
OUT!!!

1. Do you have any
other details to
share about your
town?
2. Can you name
special places
around your
town?
3. What activities
can you do in your
town?
4. What are your
favorite activities/
places?
What else can you talk about? Choose
some places you would like to mention!
REMEMBER, dont worry about
grammar now, you will have time later to
correct it.

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Step Two: Review your brainstorming notes. Which of your ideas are you
going to include in your paragraph?


Step Three: Give a sentence to start your paragraph.

Step Four: Look at the rubric that your teacher uses to give you a grade. What
is he/she looking for? Remember these points when you are writing.
Step Five: Write the first draft of your paragraph. It must include 10-12
sentences, and it should include simple present structure, adjectives, AND to
connect sentences and because to explain your ideas. Please double-space your
assignment. You must write your paragraph in class. You are not allowed to finish
it at home, and you cannot use notes from outside of the class.










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Step Six: Exchange paragraphs with a partner for peer-editing. You are going
to help your partner by editing their assignment. Look at the grading rubric again.
With your teacher, make a list of some things that you are going to look for when
you edit your partners paper. Start editing. Tell your partner if you find a mistake
or have a suggestion.
Step Seven: Make necessary corrections, and rewrite your paragraph. Your
teacher will collect your brainstorming notes, your first draft, and your final
assignment. Although he/she will look at your brainstorming notes and your first
draft, you are only going to receive a grade for the final version
FINAL PARAGRAPH DRAFT:



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FINAL ORAL TASK

The final task consists in an individual oral presentation in which you will talk
about yourself and your hometown. You will use information from the Speaking
Lesson of the unit, as well as information from the Writing activity.
Since you may be part of an exchange program in the future where you will interact
with people from different cultures, it is useful to practice how to deliver an
individual presentation in which you will share information about:
Yourself
Family
Education
Hobbies
Projects
Your hometown
You should design visual aids including key phrases about the information you
will present. For the presentation you will have 3 minutes to provide good and
appealing information, including introduction body and conclusion. Your teacher
will use the following rubric to evaluate your work:



USEFUL TIPS
Use vocabulary from the unit.
Design slides with few key word phrases
and lots of images.
Practice your presentation.
Dont read from the slides.

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Appendix section.












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GRAMMAR EXTENSION: SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE.
Exercise 1
Present Tense
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I / You / We / They (cook) cook.
Example: He / She / It (cook) cooks.
1) I ( cook / cooks ) on Monday.
2) You ( cook / cooks ) on Tuesday.
3) We ( cook / cooks ) on Wednesday.
4) They ( cook / cooks ) on Thursday.
5) He ( cook / cooks ) on Friday.
6) She ( cook / cooks ) on Saturday.
7) It ( cook / cooks ) on Sunday.
Exercise 2
Choose the correct form of the verb in simple present tense.
Example: I / You / We / They (wash) wash the car on Monday.
Example: He / She / It (wash) washes the car on Tuesday.
1) I ( wash / washes ) the car on Monday.
2) You ( wash / washes ) the car on Tuesday.
3) We ( wash / washes ) the car on Wednesday.
4) They ( wash / washes ) the car on Thursday.
5) He ( wash / washes ) the car on Friday.
6) She ( wash / washes ) the car on Saturday.
7) It ( wash / washes ) the car on Sunday.




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WRITING TASK EXTRA MATERIAL

SENTENCE STRUCTURE 101
AdaptedfromEssayEssentialswith
Readings:FourthEditionandThe
BareEssentialsPlus:ThirdEdition
(Nelson,2006)
PART ONE: REVIEW OF SENTENCE
STRUCTURE TERMINOLOGY
Complete the sentences by matching
the items on the left with the correct
definition on the right.

WHAT IS A
PARAGRAPH?
A paragraph is a collection of
sentences that are all related to
one main topic. The main topic is
basically what the paragraph is
about.
The first sentence of a paragraph
is called a TOPIC SENTENCE. It
tells generally what the
paragraph is about, containing
the main idea of the complete
writing piece. As the main and
first sentence, its primary
purpose is to get the attention of
the reader.


A subject

An independentclause

A verb

A clause

A dependentclause

A simplesentence

A period

...contains one independent clause and ends


with a period.

...is who or what a sentence is about. It is
always a noun or a pronoun.

...is a group of words that includes a subject
and a verb.

...has a subject and a verb, but it doesnt
express a complete idea or thought.

...is what the subject of a sentence is or is
doing.

...is a punctuation mark at the end of a
sentence.

...has a subject and a verb, and it
communicates a complete idea or thought.


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PART TWO: REVIEW OF
SUBJECTS AND VERBS
In the following simple sentences,
underline the subject with one line and
the verb with two lines.

Sometimes it is more challenging to identify subjects and verbs. Here are some tips to
help you:
In an imperative sentence (or command), the subject is always an invisible you.
Usually - but not always - the subject comes before the verb in a sentence.
There are exceptions. For example:
o In sentences that begin with Here + a form of tobe or with There + a form of
tobe (There is a test today.)
o In some questions that dont begin with wh question words (Are your parents
from Barranquilla?)
A verb in the infinitive form (to + verb) cannot be the verb in a sentence.
Auxiliaryverbs (also known as helpingverbs) are often added to main verbs. Some
common auxiliary verbs are: be, can, could, do, did, may, might, have, must, should,
will, would.
The complete verb in a sentence includes the main verb AND auxiliary verbs.
A verb ending in ing must have an auxiliary verb before it.
Words such as not, only, always, often, sometimes, never, ever, and just are NOT part
of the verb.
Again, underline the subject with one line and the complete verb with two lines.

1. My teacher has talked nonstop for two hours.
2. In December, I am going to drive to Medellin with a couple of friends.
1. We study at Universidad del Norte.
2. Chemistry is my worst class.
3. Sitting in Chemistry class gives me a headache.
4. My friends and I prefer playing football.
5. We are playing a match at 7:00 tonight.
6. Call me after the game.



There are many coordinating
conjunctions, can you find more?





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3. Can they return the books to the library tomorrow?
4. Medical students should not be late for class.
5. Olga and Pierre are waiting for the TransMetro.

PART THREE: REVIEW OF COMPOUND SENTENCES
In the previous level, you learned how to connect two simple sentences using a comma
(,) Now, you will learn what a coordinatingconjunction is (and, but, so, and or). The new
sentence is called a compoundsentence.
Compound Sentence = an independent clause + a comma + a coordinating
conjunction + an independent clause
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Independent
Clause
Comma Coordinating
Conjunction
Independent
Clause
Period
Taxis are expensive , so I prefer to take a bus .
This semester has
been difficult
, but Im enjoying it .
*Im taking two
English classes
, and Im also on the
student council
.
You can stay in my
dormitory
, or we can stay at my
parents house
.
Make compoundsentences by connecting the following pairs of simple sentences. Use a
comma and add an appropriate coordinatingconjunction. Next, underline the subjects
with one line and the complete verbs with two.

1. Du Nord Plaza is cheaper. I prefer Cafe du Nord.
2. My brothers name is Juan Carlos. My sisters name is Jennifer.
3. It was raining heavily this morning. There were arroyos on Calle 76.
4. Maybe she is studying engineering. Perhaps she is studying nursing.
5. I like my English teacher. He is very, very strict and demanding.
6. Is your girlfriend European? Is she North American?



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Make compoundsentences using a comma, a coordinatingconjunction, and an
independentclause.
1. I saw my best friends boyfriend at the movies with another woman
____________________________________.
2. Eduardo failed the first English test
______________________________________________________________.
3. The hospital was a very stressful place to work
_____________________________________________________.
4. My mother lost her wallet last weekend
__________________________________________________________.
5. It is my birthday in a few days
__________________________________________________________________.
6. He has very high blood pressure
________________________________________________________________.
7. I would like to visit Paris
____________________________________________________________________
___.

Were these review exercises difficult? Are you confused? If yes, you should ask your
teacher! Remember, this material is also covered in further units; so dont hesitate to ask
now!













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Many writers choose to omit the comma before the coordinating conjunction and.