First impressions role plays and listening

Role plays + past tense + vaccines + branding

1 First impressions (woman)

  This is a listening/speaking exercise for English language learners to talk about personality and first impressions. It’s also useful for practicing the past tense as it is a story telling exercise. This exercise focuses on a woman.  Students look at the pictures and try to create a story about how they got to know this  woman.   Or, the exercise can be used as a listening activity. Students listen to the audio and fill in the answers.

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2 First impressions (man)

  This is another first impressions role play exercise. This exercise focuses on a man.  As above, the exercise can be used to try to create a story or role play about how they got to know this  man.   Or again, the exercise can be used as a listening activity.

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3 Elementary past tense vocabulary dictation

This is my favorite exercise for introducing vocabulary. The exercise is not new, but the audio is. I use this technique a lot for online classes. If you listen to the audio, it will become clear how this exercise works.

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4 Inventing a vaccine to save the world

This is a reading comprehension exercise about the people who invented a vaccine for the coronavirus.

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5 Branding and marketing vocabulary and common expressions

This is a business English exercise focusing on brand and marketing vocabulary.

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