Monday, June 18, 2012

Level 1. Unit 4 - What are you doing?

Things to do and say

Things we are doing:
Listening to music
watching tv
playing the guitar

Telling what you are doing right now
Pio is drawing a kitten

A: What is Pionia doing?
B: She's drawing a kitten.

Pio is reading a book.

What's Pionia doing?
She's reading a book.

She is sitting down and relaxing on a chair.
What's Pionia doing?

How are you doing?
A. Hi, Mary. How are you doing?
B. Great. How about you?
A: I'm okay.

Pronunciation: Question intonation
Are you cooking?
What are you doing?

Taking about school subjects

A: what school do you go to?
B: I go to Engineering school in URBE.
A. What are your favorite subjects?
B. English and math. What about you?.
A: what classes are you taking this trimester?
B: I’m taking a six classes… a math class, an English class, ….
A: How are you doing in your classes?
B: I’m dong well in English but I’m not doing so well in math.

School Subjects
Physical Edu.

Grammar Points to Practice

The present continuous

A: What are you doing?
B: I’m listening to music.

Iam not playing.Am I playing?
he, she, itHe is playing.He is not playing.Is he playing?
you, we, theyYou are playing.You are not playing.Are you playing?

Spelling Rules
Cook  - cooking
Study - studying
Come - coming
Swim - Swimming

Extended time

Actions happening right now
I’m studying for a test right now.
Craig is talking on the phone

Actions happening these days
I’m taking six classes this trimester
Maria is studying at engineering school


1. Exercise 1 - Form
2. Exercise 2 - Affirmative Sentences
3. Exercise 3 - Negative Sentences
4. Exercise 4 - Yes/No questions
5. Exercise 5 - Information Questions


1. Make a photo story with photos of people doing things. Write sentences. Use animoto.

2. Look for a photo with lots of people doing different things. Write sentences describing what they are doing. Use positive and negative sentences. Look at the following example:

The birds are singing.
The cat is climbing the tree to catch the poor little birds.
Paul is watering the flowers..... Paul isn't reading a book.
The ducks are swimming. They're not flying.

3. Interview yourself and two friends about your school life. Record your conversation or make a video. Use the following questions:

How are you doing?
What's your name?
Where are you from?
what school do you go to?
What trimester are you in?
Are you a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior?
What are your favorite subjects?
what classes are you taking this trimester?
How are you doing in your classes?

Write three paragraghs, reporting your interview

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