Chapter 1 (“Magic”) of the new Scenario Book One: Beginning to Use English Grammar in Context, pages 5-16 (12 Pages)
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) (High) Beginning Learners
Why It’s Useful: Grammar instruction often begins with naming recognizable images and real things, which requires use of the subject pronouns this, that, it; these, those, they with present forms of the verb be. This colorful update of a “Magic-Show Scenario” grabs learners’ attention to basically fun situations, exercises, and activities that work.
What You’ll Do:
 Acquire or review third-person statements with be (singular/plural, affirmative/negative) by hearing, reading, choosing, saying, writing, and otherwise using them in illustrated and real contexts that name things.
 Go beyond the directed presentations, explanations, exercises, and activities to incorporate the patterns into your own use of English.