Monday, August 1, 2011
Asking for Directions / Instructions and Procedures
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Giving Directions (Level 1 and 2+)
Look at the Google Map above. Use the navigation arrows to go from A (Duke Street Community House) to B (Bharat Indian Supermarket in Barkly Street, West Footscray)
Exercise 1: Write simple directions. (eg. Go to the corner and turn right into South Road)
Exercise 2: Include some landmark information in your directions. (eg. At the corner of South Road and Ashley Street you will see the Central West Shopping Centre)
Exercise 3: Include some time information in your directions. (eg. Drive for two or three minutes / keep walking for about 10 minutes).
Asking for directions / asking for something :
Excuse me ...
Sorry to disturb you ...
Sorry to bother you ...
Sorry to interrupt ...
Can I trouble you for a moment? ...
Exercise 1 : In pairs practice asking for directions. Use the vocabulary to open the conversation. Use the directions you wrote for getting to the Bharat Indian Supermarket.
Comprehension (Level 2+)
How to Make Indian Tea
Watch this video and make notes with your friend about how to make Indian tea. (You can play the video as many times as you like).
a. List the INGREDIENTS
b. Write simple INSTRUCTIONS
Comprehension (Entry / Level 1):
How to Make a Cup of Tea
Verbs: FILL / PUT / TAKE / BOIL / POUR / TAKE OFF/ TAKE OUT / ADD / SERVE
Vocabulary : TAP / KETTLE / STOVE / TEA BAG / CUP / MILK / SUGAR
Sequence words: FIRSTLY / THEN / AFTER THAT / BEFORE / FINALLY
Exercise One: Use the words above and pictures. With a friend write down the instructions HOW TO MAKE A CUPPA
Exercise Two: Click here and Go to VOXOPOP. Tell me 'how to make a cuppa'.