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Module: Relationships

Unit: Making Friends

Level: KS2

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1. Knowing Me, Knowing You

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Source: SKH Tak Tin Lee Shiu Keung Primary School and CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Worksheets , Lesson Plans , Learning and Teaching Packs 

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use adjectives to describe people, e.g. She is kind.
  • Use the simple present tense to express interests, e.g. He likes to play football.
  • Use formulaic expressions to make and response to suggestions, e.g. Let's go to…
  • Use formulaic expressions to get attention or interrupt in speech, e.g. Excuse me.

Reading:

  • Use visual clues, context and knowledge of the world to work out the meaning of an unknown word and a complete expression

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by adding personal ideas and information when a model or framework is provided

http://www.edb.gov.hk/FileManager/EN/Content_2804/KM_EAS_PDF.htm

Brief Description:
An example of a cross-curricular task which was collaboratively developed by SKH Tak Tin Lee Shiu Keung Primary School and EDB about communicating with others

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2. My Friends and Me

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Source: CDI, EDB
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt Audio 
Resources Types: Worksheets 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. The colour I like best is yellow.
  • Use the simple present tense to express preferences, e.g. We both like swimming.
  • Use adjectives to describe objects, e.g. I have a long face.
  • Use adjectives to describe people, e.g. She is kind.
  • Use formulaic expressions to begin and end a letter, e.g. Dear Mary, Yours sincerely, Tom
  • Use the simple future tense to talk about future events, actions and processes, e.g. I will come to your birthday party on Sunday.

Writing:

  • Develop written texts by adding personal ideas and information when a model is provided, such as filling gaps
  • Develop written texts by using appropriate format, conventions and language features when writing notes and greeting cards, non-narrative texts such as a description and a simple report
  • Gather and share information by using strategies such as brainstorming, listing, questioning and interviewing
  • Plan and organize information and ideas by identifying purpose and audience for a writing task

Listening:

  • Listen and understand meaning by identifying language patterns and vocabulary items previously encountered in new spoken texts

Reading:

  • Construct meaning from texts by reading written language in meaningful chunks

Speaking:

  • Maintain interaction by asking and responding to others' opinions.

My Friends and Me

Brief Description:
A writing task about describing friends

User Tips:

  • Start the task by filling in information about oneself.
  • Click on the 'DISK' icon to listen to TC from the Planet Sarnia talking about his life and fill in the Fact File in Task 2.
  • Do the reading in Task 3 and learn how to describe people.
  • Write about a friend in Task 4 using the adjectives and framework provided.
  • Write an invitation and reply the invitation in Task 5.
  • Write about choosing birthday presents in Task 6.
  • Do a simple survey about Birthday Present Choices and write a short report in Task 7.

3. Helping Each Other

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
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Resources Types: ETV 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to express and respond to thanks, e.g. Thank you for your help. Not at all.
  • Use formulaic expressions to make offers, e.g. How can I help you?

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas in simple spoken texts, e.g. short stories, with the help of cues
  • Recognize that clues from gesture and facial expressions convey speakers' intention, feelings and opinions

mms://wmedia.hkedcity.net/archive/etv/2/ento419_450k.wmv

Brief Description:
An ETV programme about a boy, Ralph, making friends with someone from another planet

User Tips:

  • Motivate the class by asking them what they usually do to help their classmates in class.
  • Teachers can pause at those parts where Ralph had helped others or expressed concern towards others in the programme. Ask students to repeat what Ralph has said when he is offering help or expressing concern.
  • Students can complete CopyMaster 1 after viewing the programme. Draw students' attention to what the characters say when offering help or expressing concern.

4. Developing students' writing skills, values and attitudes - A blind man and a crippled man

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Source: LLSS, EDB
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Resources Types: Worksheets , Lesson Plans , Learning and Teaching Packs 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use quotation marks to denote direct speech
  • Use exclamation marks at the end of sentences to show strong feelings, e.g. Fire! Help!
  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story, e.g. The people were scared.
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. What can I do?

Reading:

  • Recognize the format and language features of a variety of text types, e.g. a play

Writing:

  • Use story structure that comprises setting, characters, problems, events and solutions

Speaking:

  • Use appropriate intonation and stress and vary volume, tone of voice and speed to convey intended meanings and feelings

http://cd1.edb.hkedcity.net/cd/languagesupport/resource/english/80P/index.htm

Brief Description:
A learning task about friendship and helping others

User Tips:

  • Brainstorm students' ideas about how to help their friends when they are sick.
  • Revise the use of punctuation using WS1.
  • Read the play script of 'A blind man and a crippled man'.
  • Analyse the structure of a story using story web.
  • Students can discuss the ending of the play and finish the script. They can act out the play in groups.
  • For more able students, they can practise writing using WS5.

5. Best friends

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Source: www.esl-lounge.com
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Question Banks 

Learning Objectives

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Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use adverbs or adverb phrases to express frequency, e.g. once, twice
  • Use adverbs or adverb phrases to express general practice, e.g. often

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognizing the stress in connected speech
  • Understand the speakers' intention, attitudes and feelings through their choice and use of language , gestures and facial expressions

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening/2L6-best-friends.php

Brief Description:
An online listening task about a survey on friendship

User Tips:

  • This is a listening task for more able students.
  • Before listening to the conversation, students should read the questions and the choices to predict the likely development of the task.
  • After listening, teachers can facilitate students to find out the answers through reading the transcript (http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening/2L6-best-friends-transcript.php).
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