E-03.03 Focusing on Initial Consonants, Talk About People by Describing Them
Listening - Speaking With Understanding
Before Speaking: Activities for Practice & Preparation in Oral Language Skills. Part Two, Talk About People: 7: Describe People, pages 111-130 + 26 Answer Key Pages Comprised of Suggested (Model) Responses
20 + 26 (46) pages
Who It’s For:English-Language Teachers, Learners, & Helpers Who Enjoy Collecting & Using Vocabulary to Describe People’s Appearance, Feelings, Body Language, Activity
Why It’s Useful: Because “Talk About People” can involve so many linguistic Competencies, this Download is filled with Grammatical Structures (Adjectives After Verbs & Before Nouns; Present Continuous vs. Simple Present Verb Phrasing) and descriptive Vocabulary (Adjectives of Physical Description; for Facial Expressions & Feelings, of Nationality; Nouns for Position Titles; Verbs for Body Language, Work, & [Present] Activity). It’s also packed with Photos of (ordinary) people doing everyday things. After Summary Vocabulary Lists, there are Mini-Speeches to hear and give about people who are important to you, who are your (least) favorites, or whom you admire.
What You’ll Do:
 Together, view and comment on the page 111 Part Three Opener to Before Speaking: Activities for Practice & Preparation in Oral Language Skills. Anticipate its content (“Talk About People”) and the Competencies it addresses: Describe People, Tell About People’s Lives, Get to Know Individuals. Tell what (you think) Listening & Speaking pedagogy and activities with these aims might entail. Describe its photos.
 On pages 112-115. follow Instructions 7.A with Adjectives that Describe Faces. On pages 116-120, in 7.B & 7.C characterize Facial Expressions, Feelings, & Body Language. (Re)View Adjectives of Nationality, Job Titles, & Verbs for Work Duties. Use these and your own words to describe individuals, pairs, and groups in Section 7-D of photos on pages 123-127. Differentiate among the visuals by telling how people look, what you think they are, what they probably do and are doing in those scenes.
 Peruse Summary Vocabulary Lists, noting the functions of varius kinds of words and phrases. In ***7-E on page 130, participants get to demonstrate whether they’re “Ready for Speaking” by preparing, giving, and responding to Mini-Speeches about notable people in their lives. The attached 26 Answer Key pages are likely help with grammar, phrasing, and vocabulary. They even reveal “the truth” about the people in the Part 2-7 photos.