Ss had to understand pitch changes in pronunciation and respond to an incorrect order in English.
Cornelia and Danny were paired together for a sentence scramble activity - they tend to struggle the most with word order.
We had a lot of words that were examined and clarified today - mostly due to the confusion in the pronunciation:
- bland vs blend
- bitter vs better
- cart vs card
- low-key vs lucky
- the letter A vs 8 vs ate (these 3 all sound the same to some Ss).
- Ss also wanted to know what the difference between plain and bland is in meaning.
At the end of class, students created their own scenarios! Here's are some excerpts...
"Excuse me. I want to return this cheese. It's sour!" "I think there is something wrong with the fish I got. It tastes sour. Should I return it?" "I don't like bitter coffee. I put milk and sugar in it so it is sweet." "I like plain tacos but not bland, you have to season the meat!"
Note to managers - Diana is keeping an eye on Luz, Jose, and Evelyn to level-up in January perhaps.