Talking about gifts
Christmas and New Year’s are upon us and unless you are a very well organised person, you probably still have shopping to do. In the past few weeks, the Outlook, Real.Time and Holiday Time sections have had hundreds of gift suggestions for you with many of them accompanied by photos.
As you will see in this lesson, these gift suggestions can be the basis of fun and useful English language activities. All you need is the necessary vocabulary and the ability to construct phrases or sentences. I have provided a lot of descriptive words and it’s up to you to put them to use.
Incidentally, all of the gift suggestions on this page are from Phu Fa, the royal shop established by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
Activity one: Working in groups consider each product and choose vocabulary that is appropriate. Put the vocabulary in phrases or sentences
Activity two: Get your group together with another group. Choose a product and begin to describe it. Let the members of the other group try to determine which one you are talking about.
Activity three. Each student decides which product you might buy as a Christmas present. Explain for whom and why you would choose it. Discuss this with members of your group.
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The lesson is designed to be used with students of varying English-language proficiencies. Those with less proficiency will probably confine themselves to using the vocabulary on the page, while more fluent students may want to be more creative.
For additional suggestions on how to teach this lesson, see our teachers’ notes that our available on our web site (www.bangkokpost.co.th/education)
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