Questions About the Weather
People commonly ask about the weather by saying:
What’s it like out(side)?
How’s the weather?
What’s the weather like?
What’s the temperature?
What’s the weather forecast?
What’s the forecast for today/tomorrow/this week?
What are you like?
“What are you like?” means: What is your personality? Use the adjectives in the box to complete the sentences.
When I was a kid, I was…
When I was a teenager, I was…
Now I am…
I think my partner is…
Common Adjectives for Describing People
- List 3 things you like and 3 things you dislike about your home country.
- List 3 things that are unacceptable in your country, but are acceptable in Canada.
- T guides the conversation about #1 and #2.
- Give a copy of the chart below to each student.
- Rate the behaviours as:
- 1 – completely acceptable
- 2 – sometimes acceptable
- 3 – usually unacceptable
- 4 – completely unacceptable
|Eating with your fingers|
|PDA (public display of affection)|
|Wearing shorts in public|
|Giving a kiss on the cheek when you meet someone new|
|Having dinner at 10pm|
|Accepting a gift when you have nothing to give in return|
|Wearing shoes inside the house|
|Joking around with your boss|
|Remaining seated on a crowded subway/bus while an elderly person stands|
|Not leaving a tip at a restaurant|
|Drinking wine with dinner every day|
|Shaking hands when you meet someone new|
|Staying out at the club/bar until early morning|
Tip: Have your students add 3 common behaviours from their country to the chart and ask their classmates how they feel about that particular behaviour!
True/False About Yourself
- T reads each statement out loud.
- Have the students guess if the statement is true or false for their fellow classmates.
- Once everyone has made a guess, have each student tell the truth.
- *You can make a competitive game out of this and keep score! Who knows their fellow classmates the best?
- I don’t know how to swim.
- I sleep with a night-light.
- I hate using public washrooms.
- I hate paying tips at restaurants.
- I ignore stop signs while driving.
- I shower every day.
- I have a short temper.
- I’m scared of heights.
- I feel confident when I speak English.
- I have gone to the movies by myself.
- I have considered getting plastic surgery.
- I have never gone trick or treating.
- I have failed a class.
- I have cheated on an exam.
- I have never broken a bone.
- I have eaten an entire pizza by myself.
- I have been hit by a car.
- I have witnessed a crime.
- I have had surgery.
- I sometimes admire myself in the mirror.
- I believe in love at first sight.
- I have made someone cry.
- I have stolen someone’s girlfriend/boyfriend.
- I have stolen something.
- I was a really good student in high school.
- I have cried in public.
- I am sometimes lazy.
- I talk to myself.
- I prefer books to movies.
- I believe that aliens exist.
- People think I’m quiet, but I’m not.
- If I had the chance, I would start my life again.
- If I had the chance to re-live my life, I would do some things differently.
- I study English every day, even on weekends.
- I dream of traveling.
- I want to get married soon.
- I believe in ghosts.
- I’m superstitious.
- I once tried online dating.
- I would like to be a kid again.
- I think I’m good-looking.
- I think personality is more important than looks.
- I used to be a party animal.
- I’m a party pooper.
- I often criticize other people.
- I have no regrets.
- I have many bad habits.
- I try to fix my bad habits.
- I’m a dog person.
- I sometimes pig out on junk food.
- I’m too chicken to try new things.
- I’m a cheapskate.
- I love spending money, even when I don’t have to.
- I gamble.
- I have revealed a friend’s secret.
- I have a guilty pleasure.
- I like to gossip about people.
- I have been reckless.
- I’m stressed out.
- I get angry easily.
Tip: You can use ONE particular grammar point for all the true/false sentences ie “I have/I have never” or “I was” or “I used to” or “I am”. You can adapt this game to any grammar point/level you need.