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Unread May 29th, 2008, 01:48 pm
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Question yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

I'm studying to be an English teacher.I have to teach yes/no questions of the verb to be to 8 year olds children .Any idea would be very much appreciated.I have to make the lesson plan, I don't know where to start
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Unread May 30th, 2008, 03:52 pm
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Please!!!any idea on how to introduce "are you....?" "Yes, I am" "No,I'm not"
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Default Re: yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

I just replied to someone about this on another forum
the verb 'to be'

there are a couple game and activity ideas there.

What are you planning to use as your vocabulary? feelings?

first:
- Introduce your vocabulary
- Do an activity to solidify the vocabulary

second:
- Verify students understanding of 'he', 'she', 'I', and 'you'
- Introduce the target language - "He is hungry." - "Are you hungry?"
- Verify the students understand of the target structure via flashcards and questioning
- a small speaking exchange to check accuracy

third:
- practice the target language in a larger activity to practice fluency

How big is your group? What's your time frame?
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Unread May 31st, 2008, 10:28 am
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Problem solved!Anyway,Thank you so much for your help!!!!They love games, thank you so much.I thought of using pictures of cartoons they know and elicit information, "Is he Pikachu?, yes, he is, no he isn't, etc
thank you
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they know school objects and animals, so it is quite complicated, but I have an idea now.
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thank u
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thank u
No problem. Good luck!
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ask students general questions about them. Are you a students? Are you intelligent..anything that could be of interest to them. then ask other in the class about other members of the class. Is she your classmate? Is she in the basketball team? Is she good? Kids are very quick at picking up the structure. Put prompts on the board. are you happy? Are you sad? Is the teacher funny? etc.

Or if not bring a poster to the class and ask questions about the poster using yes no questions with the verb to be. and then personalize with the students. Just be dynamic and fun.
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thanks
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Default Re: yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

hi, I know this is quite a late reply, but what we did was we found pictures of famous people. Each learner was given a card and they had to go around finding the matching card, i.e. a pair. Students asked: ''Are you ~?'' and the other student had to respond withe either: ''Yes, I am.''/''No, I'm not.''
If the children are younger, just ask each one: ''Are you Doreamon/Pikachu/Mickey Mouse etc?'' But ask one or two their right name just so that it doesn't become repetitive. Smaller students will find this amusing^^ Hope this was of some help even though it is so late...?
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hi, I know this is quite a late reply, but what we did was we found pictures of famous people. Each learner was given a card and they had to go around finding the matching card, i.e. a pair. Students asked: ''Are you ~?'' and the other student had to respond withe either: ''Yes, I am.''/''No, I'm not.''
If the children are younger, just ask each one: ''Are you Doreamon/Pikachu/Mickey Mouse etc?'' But ask one or two their right name just so that it doesn't become repetitive. Smaller students will find this amusing^^ Hope this was of some help even though it is so late...?
I did something similar to this with cartoons in another class, and it was great
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how can i teach is it, yes,it is ,no, it isn't in a very simple ways to japanese children?
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Default Re: yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

I wrote an article on teaching yes/no questions so have a look at this link. It'll be quicker than re-writing it in a post!

I hope it helps!
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how can i teach is it, yes,it is ,no, it isn't in a very simple ways to japanese children?
First I work on the question formation and have the students respond with simply "yes" or "no".

Later (months to a year later) we build to a full answer.
"Is this a pencil?"
"Yes, it's a pencil."
"No, it's not a pencil."

Once they have good control of that, I explain that some of the information that's understood can be skipped (omitted).
"Is this a pencil?"
"Yes, it's (a pencil.)"
"No, it's not (a pencil.)"

Then you need to explain that a sentence in English can't end with a conjunction (it's), so
"Yes, it's (a pencil.)" - -> "Yes, it is (a pencil.)"

I don't know the age of your students but that's the route I go with Japanese elementary school children or younger. If you are working with junior high school children or older, they will have already studied all of this as formulaic responses to formulaic questions. They would really benefit from the above explanation as well as an indept explanation of the difference between "be" verbs vs. "do" verbs.
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Here are a couple worksheets that you can use or might help give you some ideas for how to teach this language point
worksheets on questions with be verbs
worksheets on the negative formation with be verbs
be verb worksheets
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thank you!!!it helps me a lot^-^
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If you can get hold of the Cutting Edge Elementary Teacher's Book, there's a great game of Snap for practicing to be. I get them to match up the cards first and then play the game.

Edit: I just made up my own version of this game you can read the instructions and download it at http://eslgames.com/snap/
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Are there any games I can do for an open class of 100 students with varying levels. The open class will consist of students I have never met before. Likely quite shy (China) and the parents want to see what Im like so they can register OR NOT for the training center.
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Default Re: yes/no questions(verb to be)short answers

Hi Mdan!

Why don't you post this question as a new thread? I think it'd be easier for everyone to see it, meaning that you'd get more answers, and it wouldn't be lost in the middle of a different conversation
See you in your new post! I'll be thinking of an answer for your impressively, complex problem!

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Hi Mdan!

Why don't you post this question as a new thread? I think it'd be easier for everyone to see it, meaning that you'd get more answers, and it wouldn't be lost in the middle of a different conversation
See you in your new post! I'll be thinking of an answer for your impressively, complex problem!

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Hi louanne

I did actually. You can view it here

In a tough situation
Thanks for the help
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