Lesson 14: I’m sorry!

Lesson Plan

Run through all the questions from the previous lessons – remember to keep it fun by varying how you elicit the answers.

1. 
Play 2.  Rock, Paper, Scissors ask 3. What’s your name? + My name is ….. & Nice to meet you, 4. How are you? + several of the answers

5. 
6. Left, right, forward & back.  Plus the Left & Right song.
7. I am, you are, he is, she is, they are, we are, everybody is …. gesture a person and a “How are you?” emotion and the kids make the appropriate sentence.
8. Jump whilst singing the numbers 1 to 12.  (This time without the music)
9. Ask “How old are you?”  and the students ask each.
10.  What’s the weather like? + a selection of answers and sing the What’s the weather like? song.

11.  Run through Good morning, Good afternoon, Good evening, Good night without the music.

12. Ask & elicit a few “Do you like?” questions using some of the foods.

13.  And the same for some of the animals ( no need to review every animal in every lesson, the grammar/question is the important part) and sing the Do you like animals? song.


In order to move towards an “all English classroom” we have to add in as much classroom language as we can into the curriculum.

And this song happens to be one of the easiest ways to do it.

Get the actions right – make sure the over genki boys don’t go too far! – and it’s a very nice lesson!

1) Bump into each other for “I’m sorry”
2) Tap the shoulder for “Excuse me!”
3) Face each other for “It’s OK!”
4) Face the front for “No problem!”

The beauty of this game is that at first it seems really easy, but soon turns out to be really chaotic and great for getting the students (adults & kids)  used to important phrases to ask when they haven’t understood something i.e. “Excuse me?” and “I’m sorry?”

It’s a big review game of the themes learnt so far, plus you can come back when you’ve done more questions in the future.
1. Put the students into pairs. The best way to do this is to use the Mingle Game from the How old are you? lesson and the answer is “2.”  One person becomes the “Master” the other the “Student”

2. The Masters line up on one wall of the class.  The Students line up on the other.  Then they all face outwards towards the wall.

3. In secret give all the Masters 5 different mini cards, selected from Do you like animals?,  Do you like foods?What’s the weather like?numbers 1 to 12 (to be used with the question “How old are you?”)  superhero and How are you?.  They have to keep these cards well hidden!

  Weather  

4. When you say “Go!”  the Students have to guess the cards that their Master has in their hand   e.g. they can say “Do you like dogs?” “Do you like bananas?”  or “How old are you?” (to see if they have a numbers card) or “How are you?” or “Can you …” plus the superhero terms.

5. If the Student gets a card that the Master has the Master shouts out “Yes!” and puts the card down.

6.  The first pair to have all their cards put down wins the game!

 

Easy! Except for the twist….. the two lines of students are metres apart!! This results in lots of shouting and lots of “I’m sorry?” and “Excuse me?”  type comments.

Brilliant chaos courtesy of Damian.

Bonus:  Animal Cards Version

In this bonus version you give each pair one of the Genki English Animal Card Game cards and play like this…

 

 

“I’m sorry”
by Richard Graham

I’m sorry!
I’m sorry!
I’m sorry!
Excuse me!
I’m sorry!

I’m sorry!
I’m sorry!
Excuse me!
I’m sorry!

It’s OK.
It’s OK.
It’s OK.
No problem!

It’s OK.
It’s OK.
It’s OK
No problem!

I’m sorry!
I’m sorry!
I’m sorry!
Excuse me!
I’m sorry!

I’m sorry!
I’m sorry!
Excuse me!
I’m sorry!

 

 

Bonus VIP Printables

If you have the Teacher’s Set you can also download these extra printables

A4 Flashcards
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Mini Cards
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Evaluation Workbook
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2 Responses to “Lesson 14: I’m sorry!”

  1. beatriz aguerrevere

    i’m so happy with this method and all your tips and advises, you should see all these little Venezuelans singing, dancing and speaking English with all your fun lessons

  2. Marcia Olivera

    Hi,

    So happy with this method thanks for these great lesson children are enjoying a lot.

    Marcia OLivera

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