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Module: Relationships

Unit: Knowing our neighbours

Level: KS2

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1. Know Your Neighbours, Mind Your Manners

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Source: Educational Television Unit, EDB
Media: Video 
Resources Types: Worksheets , ETV 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to greet people and respond to greetings, e.g. Good morning.
  • Use formulaic expressions to introduce oneself and others, e.g. I'm Edmund. I'm your neighbour.
  • Use formulaic expressions to express and respond to thanks, e.g. My pleasure.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognising the stress in connected speech
  • Use the simple phrases and sentences to communicate with others with the help of clues
  • Use appropriate intonation and stress and vary volume tone of voice and speed to convey intended meanings and feelings.

http://resources.hkedcity.net/resource_detail.php?rid=169077425

Brief Description:
An ETV programme about how to get along with neighbours

User Tips:

  • Before starting the programme, discuss with students what they will do and say when they meet their neighbours.
  • While watching the programme, students can jot notes on formulaic expression about greetings and finish COPYMASTER 1.
  • After watching the programme, students can practise the dialogues in COPYMASTER 2 and 3.

2. The Bad Neighbours

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Source: freestoriesforkids.com
Media: words, xls, pdf, txt 
Resources Types: Stories 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

  • Use the simple past tense to describe activities or events in a story
  • Use relative pronouns 'who, that, which' to link ideas or add information to a noun or noun phrase, e.g. There was once a man who went out to look for a job. He was picking up the papers which had been dumped on his porch.

Reading:

  • Predict the likely development of a topic by recognising key words, using personal experiences, and making use of context and knowledge of the world
  • Understand the connection between ideas by identifying cohesive devices, e.g. if, however

http://freestoriesforkids.com/children/stories-and-tales/bad-neighbours

Brief Description:
A short story about how two neighbours become friends after a lot of revenges

User Tips:

  • This is an activity for the more able students.
  • Teacher can show the first paragraph and ask students to discuss what they would do if they were the neighbours of that man.
  • After reading the story, students can discuss the moral of the story or how we should get along with our neighbours.

3. How to say Hello and Goodbye

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Source: www.bbc.co.uk
Media: Web page words, xls, pdf, txt Audio 
Resources Types: Learning and Teaching Materials 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to greet people and respond to greetings, e.g. Hi, how are you?
  • Use formulaic expressions to introduce oneself and others, e.g. I'm XXX.
  • Use formulaic expressions to take leave, e.g. See you later.

Reading:

  • Read the presentation of ideas through headings, paragraphing

Listening:

  • Listen for explicit and implicit meaning
  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recogniing the stress in connected speech

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1142_greeting/index.shtml

Brief Description:
A website with audio scripts, notes and exercise about how to say greetings in formal and informal ways.

User Tips:

  • Brianstorm ideas about ways of greeting people.
  • Click on any topics to start, 'Greet People (informal)', 'Greet People (formal)', 'Introduction', 'Small Talk', 'Saying Goodbye'.
  • Click on 'Listen' to play the tutorial about that topic.
  • Click on the 'pdf' icon to read the script at the same time.
  • Students can read the notes and do the exercise after listening.
  • This website can be used for self-learning after the ETV programme 'KnowYour Neighbours, Mind Your Manners'.

4. Neighbours

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Recommended Resources
Source: www.elllo.org
Media: Audio 
Resources Types: Classroom Activities 

Learning Objectives

Resources

Remarks

Language Forms and Communicative Functions

Language Skills

   
  • Use formulaic expressions to greet people and respond to greetings, e.g. Hello. Hi.
  • Use the present perfect tense to relate past events to the present, e.g. I've lived here for six months.
  • Use the simple present tense to talk about present states, e.g. I'm an English teacher near here.

Listening:

  • Identify the gist or main ideas by recognising the stress in connected speech
  • Locate or provide specific information in response to simple instructions or questions

http://www.elllo.org/english/0701/Q704-Phil-Intro.html

Brief Description:
A listening exercise on a dialogue when two neighbours meet each other

User Tips:

  • Click 'Instructions' to read the instructions before doing the quiz.
  • Click 'Begin Quiz' to start the quiz.
  • Let students preview the questions before listening.
  • For less able students, they can read the transcript
    before listening (http://www.elllo.org/english/0701/T704-Phil-Intro.htm).

Other resources  

Formal and Informal Greetings
List of formulaic expressions of formal and informal greetings
http://eng.cilacapedu.com/conversation-sitemap/formal-and-informal-greetings-in-english/

Greetings: Formal and Informal
A video about different ways to greet others
http://www.manythings.org/b/e/1644

English Greetings
A website with sample expression about how to start the talk and responses when you meet others formally or informally
http://www.learnenglish.de/basics/greetings.htm

The Neighbour Song
A simple song about what we should to do to our neighbours
http://www.ccplonline.org/kids/songs4tots/theneighborsong.html

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