Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A Lost Boy
Level 1 and 2
This week we read the story about Paul Lee, the 2 year old boy from Queensland who was lost in the bush. Paul survived because he ate insects and sucked leaves. In this video Bear Grylls from Man Vs. Wild (SBS, Monday night, 8.30 pm)eats an African worm! Very funny ... but not very yummy!
LISTENING : A LOST CHILD
When listening to a description of a lost child, what kinds of information would you expect to hear (e.g., the child's name)?
CLICK HERE FOR LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITY - MISSING CHILDREN IN A SHOPPING CENTRE(Randall's ESL Lab - American English)
MAKING ENQUIRIES ... "I lost my son"
You are at Highpoint Shopping Centre. You look in a shop window for a minute. You look around - your son is gone!
What do you do?
What do you say?
Who do you ask?
Where do you go?
1) ASK THE PEOPLE NEAR YOU ...
a. Excuse me
b. I lost my son
c. Did you see a boy about 3 years old wearing a blue T-shirt and white pants?
WHAT WOULD THEY SAY
ASK AT THE INFORMATION DESK
d. Can you make an announcement?
What questions would the lady at the information desk ask you?
eg. Can I help you? / Does he speak English? / What's his name? / etc
1. NOW WRITE A DIALOGUE
Lady: Can I help you?
You: Yes, I lost my son?
Lady: Oh dear! Don't worry. What's his name?
2. PRACTISE YOUR DIALOGUE WITH A FRIEND
3. RECORD YOUR DIALOGUE HERE
Here is a PAIR WORK exercise to help you complete the exercise above