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Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language EFL Teachers Student Edition Lesson Voice of Americas EFL Teaching Community Lesson Page

2011 On Facebook VOA LearningEnglish Learn English with the English Doctor and the English Traveler at wwwvoanewscomtheclassroom Describing People adjectives WARMUP Look at the following poem a traditional love poem linked to Valentines day February

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Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition)Describing People Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 2: Page 2 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom WARM-UP:Look at the following poem, a traditional love poem linked to Valentine’s day (February 14th). The Violets are Read the lyrics to the �rst stanza of the American anthem. All the Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?And the rocket’s glare, the bombs bursting in air,Star-SpangledWatch the following video, called ‘Grammar Rock Adjectives’:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzGLzFuwxI Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition) Well, I am . I play different football, and soccer. I do not know. With my friends and family, I am hair. My was unavailable, so her friend VivWalter, doctor:hair. I am energeticLesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition)Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 2: Page 3 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom Text:Remember our friends from the previous lesson? They are back to tell us more about themselves! Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 2: Page 4 06.20.11 Work on the Text On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition)) What are adjectives?in a sentence. Adjectives are placed before the noun or noun phrase that they modify. If two adjectives He owns a yellow car. The company seeks intelligent, motivated, and energetic people. Excellent! This is great! You work in advertising? How interesting! We watched something fascinating on the news tonight. In Washington DC you always see something new. French fries, the English Parliament, the Smithsonian institute, a Victorian house, etc.How do I �nd or make adjectives?a small company, a big housean American car, the Spanish football teamYou can easily create adjectives with many verbs (not all!) if you add the –ed or –ing endings to the verb. However, be careful to make a distinction between the two! Generally, the -ed ending means that the noun described is the receiver of the action implied by the original verb. The -ing ending means that Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 2: Page 5 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 1: Page 6 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom You can easily create adjectives with many verbs (not all!) if you add the –ed or –ing endings to the verbHowever, be careful to make a distinction between the two! Generally, the -ed ending means that the noun described is the receiver of the action implied by the original verb. The -ing ending means that the noun Common adjectives and their opposites: Wise / foolishYoung / old Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition) Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 1: Page 7 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition)Describe a person or element in the following pictures. How great! / This is great!2. You are late for a meeting.3. Your friend lost his wallet.1. You left your bag at the gym. Describe what it looks like to the gym manager…2. You just returned from visiting Washington D.C. Tell your family / friends about your discoveries. The Washington Monument is tall! The stones are different colors, and the Mall is immense!3. Pick a celebrity and describe him/her to a classmate. When your classmate correctly guesses the name of your celebrity, reverse the roles.Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 1: Page 8 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition) Voice of America’s EFL Teaching Community Lesson 1: Page 9 06.20.11 On Facebook: VOA LearningEnglish the English Traveler at www.voanews.com/theclassroom Wind-downTom Petty, American girlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNgt7U9QrFQWell, she was an ______________ girl,She couldn’t help thinking thatWith lots of places to run toTryin’, sheTake it ____________, babyShe was an American girl.Well, it was kind of __________ that night,Yeah, she could hear the cars roll by,Waves crashing on the beach,God, it’s so painful when something that’s so close Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers (Student Edition)