Introduction Unit: Getting Started
3. Field Trip to the Zoo
Activity 1: Introduce the topic and write it as a title on the board – Field Trip to the Zoo
First, ask questions to students related to their background knowledge.
● Speak slowly and increase your wait time for responses.
● Model and encourage students to speak in complete sentences.
⇒ Teacher asks: Have you ever been to the zoo? (Yes I have been to the zoo./No, I’ve never been to the zoo...)
⇒ Teacher asks: When was the last time you were at the zoo? (Model: I went to the zoo yesterday.)
⇒ Write this sentence starter on the board: At the zoo I saw _______.
⇒ Teacher says: “Turn to one person next to you and tell them which animals you saw.” –
⇒ Give students a few minutes to question and answer each other.