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FIRST GRADE

UNIT 3

Hobbies, Leisure and Sport

Unit purpose: The purpose of this unit is to enable students to express their personal interests around the topic of hobbies, leisure and sport, and to make / respond to invitations to events / places related to the topic.

3.1. Expresing preferences, likes and dislikes

Sample productions: I love/like... pop music/reading; He/she hates/doesn`t like comics/swimming; Do you like action films/playing basket-ball?; Yes, I do; No, I don`t; Does he/she like love stories/collecting stamps?; Yes, he does; No, he/she doesn´t.

3.2. Inviting and responding to invitations

Sample productions: Would you like to dance/go to a party?; Why don`t we go to the amusement park/the movies?; Let`s play soccer/go for an ica cream; Shall we listen to music/go for a walk?; (Yes,) I`d love to; That sounds great; That`s a good idea; No, thank you/thanks. I`d prefer to watch TV/to stay at home.

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

1.-MEMORY GAME

Game to learn new vocabulary.

Function: Expressing preferences, likes and dislikes.

Preparation: Needs no preparation.

Material: Memory matching game: food and drinks. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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2.-DISGUSTING ANIMALS

Function: Expressing preferences , likes and dislikes.

Preparation: After seeing: like, don't like, hate, love.and animals and insects vocabulary.

Material: Plastic animals. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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3.-ERASE THE WORD

A good memory game.

Function: Expressing preferences , likes and dislikes.

Preparation: After seeing questions/phrases: like, hate, love.

Procedure:

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4.-FLY SWATTERS

Listening and vocabulary game.

Function: Expressing preferences, likes and dislikes.

Preparation: After seeing questions/phrases: like, hate, love.

Material: Plastic fly swatters. Flash cards: food, sports, etc. (See IDEAS FOR DIDACTIC MATERIAL first grade)

Procedure:

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5.-FOUR CORNERS

Strategy for learning vocabulary.

Function: Expressing preferences, likes and dislikes.

Material: Cardboards.

Procedure:

Programa Binacional de Educación Migrante.

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6.-5 THINGS PRESENTATION

Function: Expressing preferences, likes and dislikes.

Preparation: After seeing questions/phrases: like, hate, love.

Material: 5 objects brought to class by each student.

Procedure:

Submitted by teacher Irma Caballero del CECYTE EMSaD 06,Tonalá, Oaxaca.

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7.-TALKING VOLLEYBALL

Function: Expressing preferences, likes and dislikes.

Preparation: After seeing questions/phrases: like, hate, love and vocabulary about sports, food, movies, and music.

Material: Balloons.

Procedure:

  • Form teams of 2 or 3 players.
  • They have to pass to the front.
  • Draw a small volley ball court inside the classroom (or outside).
  • The balloom will be the ball.
  • It is played like a volleyball game but, each time a student hits the ball has to say a sentence, question or phrase expressing a certain preference. Example: I like basketball, I love pizza, I don't like rock, I hate romantic movies, etc.

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8.-INVITATIONS

Function: Invitations.

Material: Colored sheets, glue, and sissors.

Procedure:

  • Make a format which could be a basis for a birthday invitation card.
  • Write a text for the invitation on the whiteboard.
  • Students have to elaborate a birthday invitation card which must include their birth dates, addresses, and time for the party.
  • Let students creativity show up, you will be surprised at the end of the class.

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