Monday, September 15, 2014

Intros and New Friends

Let's introduce ourselves and make new friends!

To introduce yourself you say things like:

Hi, I'm Carlos Gutierrez
Hi, my name's Carlos Gutierrez but you can call me Carl

To answer to that .. you say things like:

Hi, Carlos.  Nice to meet you.
                  Glad to meet you.

Now, follow the conversation and introduce yourself:

A: Hi, I'm Carlos Gutierrez. What's your name?
B: Hi, Carlos. Nice to meet you. My name's Luis Perdomo.
A: Nice to meet you, too.

A. Read about Juan. (this is just a model.. feel free to add more to the different paragraphs) 

My name’s Juan Gonzalez but you can call me Juanchi. I’m from Maracaibo, originally. I live in Maracaibo, in Monte Claro. I’m 20 years old and I study  electronics engineering at URBE . My favorite subjects are mathematics and English. This trimester I am taking 4 classes and I am in the 7th trimester.

talking on the phone
I love music, dancing, playing soccer, driving my car (I have a red sport car), surfing the net, studying English, talking on the phone with my friends, pizza , chocolate, my family , my country and my dog. I like to go to parties and I also enjoy playing video games..

I hate onions, listening to hip hop, getting up early on the weekend, violence, war, injustice, and washing the dishes. I don't like smoking.  I can't stand people smoking.

Eiffel Tower
My dream is to travel around the world, visit the Pyramids in Egypt and The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Of course, I want to graduate from Engineering School and be a good engineer. I also want to learn to speak French, and Italian. I’d love to work in an important company and buy a house, get married and start a family.

About English, I love to learn new languages. I think English is very important. What do I do to practice my English? well, I listen to music and watch TV in English. It’s a good exercise. I also chat on the internet and have friends in many countries. I use social networks like facebook and twitter to connect to people around the world and make friends. I also use my mobile phone to write messages or surf the internet for new vocabulary. Nowadays, there are really cool applications to practice and learn new languages. I used Duolingo.  I can write well, but I need to practice more. The most difficult for me is speaking. I want to practice in class and out of class, too. I hope I can make a lot of friends and practice speaking in this class.

Well, This is a little bit about me. Hope you liked it...

Keep on Shining Love and Peace!

B. Now, Get in groups and answer these questions about Juan. Draw a mindmap or a graph.  

What’s his name? Where is he from? Where does he live? How old is he? What school in URBE is he from? What are his favorite subjects? What classes is he taking?
What does he like doing? What things does he like? Love? Enjoy?
What are some things he doesn't like? What does he hate? Can’t stand?
What is his dream? What does he  want to do with his life?
About English:
What’s his opinion about English? Does he like it? Is it important? What does he do to study English? How does he prefer to study English? What does he want to do in his class?

C. It's time to meet a new friend. Use these questions to interview your new friend.

What’s your name?  How old are you? Where do you live? Where are you from? What school in URBE are you from? What are your favorite subjects? What classes are you taking?
What do you like doing? What things do you like? Love? Enjoy?
What things you don’t like? Hate? Can’t stand?
What is your dream? What do you want to do with your life?
About English:
What’s your opinion about English? Do you like it? Is it important? What do you do to study English? How do you prefer to study English? What do you want to do in this class?

Use these expressions to answer to your new friends questions:

My name is…. / I’m from …… / I go to …… in URBE / I’m …….years old. / I live in…….
I love…… / I enjoy….. /I like to …….
I don’t like to ……. / I hate……. /I can’t stand………
My dream is to ……. / I want to ……. One day.
About English:
I think English is……. / In my opinion …….. / For me ….. / I guess ……. / I want to …. in this class.

Now, Tell about your new friend:

Her/his name’s ……... She/he’s from ……... She/he’s a student from …………………… school. She/he’s …… years old. She/he lives in ………………... He/she goes to ...... He/she is taking....
She/he likes …+ing, She/he likes to …….,
She/he loves …. + ing, she/he enjoys …+ ing
She/he doesn’t like to ……. / She/he hate……. /She/he can’t stand………
Her/his dream is to ……. / She/he wants to ……. One day.
About English:
She/he thinks English is……. / In her/his opinion …….. / For her/him ….. / He/she guesses ……. / She/he wants to …. in this class.

D. Now draw a mind map with the information about your friend.

Navith Arriaga

Have fun and keep on shining love and peace!

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