Category Archive:Talk to Me 1

Home Sweet Home: Week 1

For the next few weeks we will be talking about houses – where we live, where we want to live, moving…

This week we will talk about our houses and neighborhoods (quartiers).

Watch the video (0:51 – 2:37).

As you watch the video answer these questions:

  • How would you describe Sarah’s neighborhood?
  • How does Sarah react to Anne’s compliment about her house?
  • What is Sarah’s house like?
  • Who does Anne meet and who has she already met?

Think about it:

  • What is your neighborhood like?
  • What is your house/apartment like?

After, read the transcript.

Episode 8_transcript

Now do the grammar exercises on possessive pronouns.

Possessive Pronouns

 

Free-time: Week 5

We’re going to watch a video about a toy show.

As you watch the video try to answer these questions:

  • What is special about the toy show?
  • What feature are collectors looking for?
  • Why has the woman stopped collecting toy ponies?
  • Why is collecting toys addictive?

Pay special attention to the expressions that the speakers use:

  • By far
  • In mint condition
  • Move on
  • Not fussed
  • The thrill of the hunt

Check your answers with the transcript.

Toy Story_English Bites

Free-Time: Week 4

Look at the image.  What is the relationship between the boy and the girl?  Imagine a short story.

mixtape

This film is called Mixtape.  Imagine that you are making a mixtape (like a playlist!) for someone.  What songs would you put on it?