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What are you doing?

Target English: "What are you doing?" + answers!
Song: the "What are you doing?" song can be found in the Teacher's Set
And in the new curriculum Level.

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What are you doing?
by Richard Graham

I'm eating
I'm drinking
I'm reading
I'm sleeping

What are you doing?
What are you doing?
What are you doing?
What are you doing?

I'm singing
I'm cooking
I'm dancing
I'm fishing

(Repeat Chorus)

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Bonus Materials...


A4 Flashcards
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Mini Cards
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What are you doing?
 



Progress Sheet
Classroom poster
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how to use

Worksheet


Printable
Lesson Plan

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In the classroom or at home ........

Teachers always say this to kids, usually in a bad way. But my kids are always asking me, because they are interested in what I'm doing. In any case it's a really useful, and easy, phrase for the kids to learn.


In the previous lesson do the Eat! Drink! Dance! song simply by getting the kids to mime whilst singing the verbs. Then explain "I'm ... ing" and practice by shouting the command at them and getting them to reply with "I'm... ingh e.g. you say "Eat!" and they say "I'm eating!" whilst pretending to eat. e.g.




Next teach the song a cappella using the mini lesson on the CD.

The actions are the key here...




I'm eating


I'm drinking




I'm reading



I'm sleeping

What are you doing?
What are you doing?
What are you doing?
What are you doing?



I'm singing



I'm cooking



I'm dancing



I'm fishing



Once you've done the song even really little kids can do the English!



Or for older kids, get them to pretend they are Cops and Robbers getting annoyed with each other!




Or bigger kids can try the other ....
Games!



This best game for this theme is the Harry Potter Game!!

Charades is a good way to practice the vocab. Print out some picture cards and split the kids into two groups. One kid comes to the front and you show them a card. They have to act out the actions and their teammates have to guess what it is! Then try again with someone from the other team! If they don't get the word in 10 seconds (these are easy after all!!), the opposing team gets a chance to answer for 5 points!! As the number of choices is limited, only let them have 2 or 3 guesses!!

The song is slow, and very easy to pick up! I always thought it sounded like a detective story. I had the idea of using it in a school play, the detective goes around saying "What are you doing?" (with all the other kids doing backing vocals) and each of the suspects doing each action and replying!!

Or get the kids to make their own video for the song!



On the CD....

The software for this song contains some of the funniest examples, the kids keep moving over the words (and hence getting listening practice!), just to see Aygo changing and moving!


The "What are you doing?" song can be found on CD vol. II !

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