Likes and Dislikes
Once everyone has finished the teacher grabs the ball, and then writes the words, “I like _______________" on the board. Now, it is time for a brainstorm. Have your students think of as many words in English as they can to complete the sentence, "I like _________." Write those words onto the board as they say them. Feel free to help them think of more words.
Depending on the ability of the language learners in your classroom, you will have students who can tell you what they like and students who cannot. Begin by showing them pictures of various sports, games, and activities from this beginning ESL lessons: introductions PowerPoint (the lesson will download as you click the link). Brainstorm as many activities as you can and make a list. Have your students copy that list into their notebooks under the header, “I like_______________." When you have compiled a list of likes, move onto a list of dislikes.
Now, have your students make pairs of two. Write the following prompt on the board, “Hello, my name is _________________. I like _______________________. I don’t like __________________." Have each student fill out the free beginning ESL lessons: interview worksheet. Instruct them to go up to ten different people, introduce themselves, and learn what the other person likes and dislikes. Based on the skill level of your students, you will see students who completely understand what to do and others who need help. Make sure you are keeping an eye on the entire classroom and helping those students who are struggling with English consonant and vowel sounds.