How much is it?
ESL Lesson Plan: How much is it?
Target language: How much is it? It's (5) (Yuan).
Time: About an hour
Age: 5/6/7 (depending on student ability)
Suggested prior knowledge:
- Do you have a (strawberry)? Yes, I do. / No, I Don't.
- Noun groups. I.e. food, toys, clothes etc for use in the trading game.
- Flashcards of the noun group you wish to use.
- Currency (I used 5 and 10 Yuan (photocopied) (China) notes). 3 or 4 notes per student
- Photocopies of noun groups for use in the trading game. Each flashcard should have a price on it. 3 per student.
Optional: A picture list of 3 items that the students must collect. 1 per student.
Introduction: Introduce the answer form using a student and an item with a price attached to it. Be sure to point to the price as you ask the question.
Practice: Use varies fun drills. Get ideas from Simply ESL's ideas section. Use noun flashcards with prices on them.
Application: Play a fun follow-up game. Stations, duck, duck, goose (I like this one) or any other game (look at Simply ESL's idea section for inspiration).
Introduction: Introduce the question form in the same way that you did the answer form above.
Practice: Again, drill the language in a fun way. A game of "What is it?" can work well here.
Application: This is not necessary, as the next activity will be a trading game. Use this only if you have time and want to give your students a little extra speaking practice. That said, play a fun game. Xs and Os or target throwing can work well here. Check out Simply ESL's idea section to find an activity that''s right for your class.