martes, 5 de febrero de 2013

Real English series: How often do you...

Lesson 26 in the Real English site is a wonderful opportunity for students in the Basic level to recycle a number of structures that have come up during the course.

The title of the lesson is a bit misleading, How often do you,,,, which makes us think about a lesson on adverbs of frequency. However, before we get to the How often...? questions there's a number of questions that passers-by both in Britain and US are asked about their daily routines concerning their jobs.

Here are most of the questions asked in the clip ordered in a logical way, which lend themselves to a nice oral activity to do after we have watched the video. Most of the wh- question words are used in the video clip, and so is auxiliary does for the third person singular.

Street directions are also revised. Also pay attention to the accent, which is British or American, and to the use of auxiliaries in some of the answers.

What do you do?
Where do you work?
What time do you start/finish work?
How many hours a day/week do you work?
From what to what?
How many hours a week does he work?
How much annual leave/holiday do you get/take?

Where are we now?
Which way are you going to take (to get to your workplace)?

Do Irish people like wine?
How often do you drink wine?
Do you ever drink champagne?

You can watch the same video with subtitles on the Real English site here.