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What Do You Do

SUBMITTED BY: Charlotte Steggall


GRAMMAR: Present Tense Verb

EXAMPLE: What TV show do you watch?

DATE ADDED: Nov 10, 2010


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50 min. + (1.5 classes)

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Brief Outline: Students prepare questions then do a speaking activity. It is quite heavy on the writing.


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Detailed Explanation:

  1. As a warm up, students match the words the word on the left to the ones on the right in Activity 1 on the worksheet: "TV Show" to "Watch". Tell them to do "like" last since it can be used with most of the words.
  2. Students open their notebooks and use the word pairs to make questions: "What TV show do you watch?" Get them to leave a line or two between each question. Writing like this, even though they know it already, will help them remember the sentence structure.
  3. Once they have finished, get them to make two original questions. Popular questions from my own students include: "What blood type do you have?" and "What baseball team do you like?"
  4. Once that has been done, the students answer all the questions in sentences. Explain that the answer to "What hobby do you have?" is not "I have tennis." For the cleaning one, I gave my students the option of "I sweep," or "I wipe." Depending on your students' level, you might want to give them a few more options.
  5. This should be the end of the first lesson (50mins) My students completed their sentences for homework.
  6. In the next class, students filled the boxes (not using the brackets) with just the noun (TV show, food, book) plus their answer. For example "food sushi" "sport tennis".
  7. Students get up and play Janken with a friend. The winner can ask their partner a question, then write the answer and their friend's name in the brackets.
  8. The first five students to fill-in all the boxes get prizes.


Teaching Suggestions:

  • My JTE asked me to create a game that helped the students with " you...?"  I am sure you also get many students who come out with the pattern: "What do you like sports?" So, this activity can help. My students (first grade) already know this grammar but need help cementing it in their knowledge.



  • This activity can be a little boring but my students didn't complain. I like doing lessons like this occasionally to show that the ALT doesn't just do games.

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