There’s a great discussion on the forum about testing and joining phrases together.
I find the easiest way to do this is to start off with simply adding “And” and “But” to the How are you? song. The kids find it amazing that they can come out with huge long pieces of English like “I’m hungry and I’m tired but I’m happy and I’m OK!” And that’s after just one lesson! Very impressive.
To make it even easier here’s a special version of the How are you? song for you with lots of Ands and Buts: And… But Song
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You just do the normal How are you? class, then in a future lesson ask the kids to listen to this version and see if there are any new words that they don’t know. Let them try and guess what they mean. If they figure it out themselves you’ll never have to review it ever again!
Just for the teacher’s benefit, here are the lyrics:
|I’m hungry and I’m tired.
I’m thirsty and I’m sad!
I’m cold and I’m scared.
I’m hot and I’m angry!
AND AND AND AND
I’m hungry but I’m happy
What do you think? What are your favourite combinations of phrases to use with “And” and “But”?
P.S. Make sure you’ve done Happy Halloween previously so that they know “I’m scared!”
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P.P.P.S. Picture cards for most of the vocab are in the Excuse me, are you…? theme.