Unit 4: Free Time

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Date: Saturday, 18 September 2021, 10:17 AM

1. Begin Your Lesson

Opening: Write the day and date on board. We suggest you start the session with a song or video. (see below) Instructors and students greet each other. Engage in a conversation with the students about some of these familiar topics.


·               Instructor says: “Good morning/afternoon, students!”

o      Students say: Good …!

·               Instructor says: “It’s nice to see you again.”

o      Students say: I'm glad to see you too. (Explain that glad means happy.)

·               Instructor says: “Welcome to our lesson.”

·               Instructor says: “My name is “…” “What’s your name?”

·               Student says: “My name is “…” That student turns to next student and asks, “What’s your name?” The next student says… “My name is…” (Continue speaking and practicing names with each student in the group.)

·               Instructor asks: “How are you? What’s new?”

    • Student says: I'm good/ I'm fine/ I'm all right

·               Instructor asks: “How is your day?” Student says: It is good. / My day was great/fine.

·               Instructor asks: What time is it?

·               Instructor asks: “What day is today? What day was yesterday? What day will it be tomorrow?”

·               Instructor asks: “What season are we in now?”

·               Instructor asks: “What is the month?” Practice saying today is “…….” with students.

·               Instructor asks: How’s the weather?

    • How's the weather? – Elementary song


o   Students practice saying: It is cloudy/ it's rainy/ it's hot/ it’s nice/ sunny/ windy / cold / foggy…

·               Instructor asks: “Are you ready to start our activities today?”

    • Students: “Yes!!”  

Need help calming your students down? Try this: How to Calm Young Children Down in Minutes – Palming technique –Video: (This technique is for younger children, but it may still work for your group. Feel free to adapt it, if needed.)

o   Click here to access: How to calm young children down in minutes

2. Video: What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?

Spending time in nature is one activity students like to do in their spare time or on weekends.

Watch this video to see what some students like to do. It’s called, “Kids - What do you do in your spare time or on weekends?”

Here’s the link:

Instructors, please share what you like to do on the weekends or in your free time. Encourage students to share what they like to do.

Project the following image (or one like it) on your phone or computer/projector.

Directions to students:

Write four sentences about the picture or another interesting picture that you find. Use the Present Simple tense. Students take turns reading each other’s sentences out loud.

3. Writing and Speaking

Hiking is a favorite activity for some students to do in their free time. Here is the beginning of a list of things to take on a hike. Ask students to brainstorm with a partner.

What five things would you add to the list?

TTYPA – Turn To Your Partner And…

Ask and answer… the following questions in complete sentences.

1. Where would you like to hike if you could choose any place in the world? Example: If I could hike anywhere in the world, I would hike in California in the Redwood Forest.

 2. What are three activities you like to do on the weekends or in your spare time?

4. Backpacking Trip Scavenger Hunt

Backpacking Trip Scavenger Hunt (ציד נבלות)

This game gets students up and moving! The premise of the game is to say aloud certain items the students need for their trip – you place the printed out items in the room anywhere you wish without the students looking, then they find the printed out/tactical objects by searching around the room, kind of like a scavenger hunt. You may print the items below (keep the word and its accompanying picture attached). You also have the option to print only one copy of the items so it's more competitive, or to make it more fair you can print multiple copies according to number of students so each can find the objects at their own pace without worry of another student taking all the objects. 

Steps: 1. Take a schoolbag.

           2. Listen for the teacher say the object to find according to the list (below).

           3. Search around the room and find the object the teacher said.

           4. Place item in your bag.

           5. After the game ends and all the items have been taken, each student takes out the paper/3D tactical objects in their bag and says aloud what they have.


אתם הולכים לטיול! יש חפצים בחדר וצריכים למצוא אותם כדי ללכת לטיול! כשתמצאו את החפצים, שימו אותם בתיק שלכם. הקשיבו למורה כדי לדעת איזה חפץ למצוא.

הוראות: 1. קחו את התיק גב שלכם.

            2. הקשיבו למורה כשיגיד איזה חפץ למצוא.

            3. חפשו בחדר ומצאו את החפץ שהמורה אמר.

            4. שימו את החפץ בתיק שלכם.

            5. בסיום המשחק, כל תלמיד אומר אילו חפצים הוא מצא.

5. Finish Your Lesson

Closing: After each session before you say goodbye, ask students to reflect on the lesson.

·   Instructor asks: What is one thing you liked about the lesson?

 ·   Ask each student to tell you 3-5 new English words they learned today.

o   Repeat the new words after the student says them. Then, repeat the new words with the student again so he/she practices and learns the correct pronunciation.

 ·   Ask: What is one question you still have about what you learned today?

 ·   Ask: What would you like to learn more about?

 Say goodbye to the students. Tell them you are looking forward to seeing them next time… Fellow says: Have a good day/afternoon… See you next time…