Presentation: High School Debate Day

In class we have been practising debating. I gave the students a topic and assigned them to a side that had to take. They then needed to think of arguments for that topic or against that topic. A difficult part of debating is trying to fight against the other team’s arguments. We are still practising this idea but I am proud of my students being able to think up arguments on the spot. Here is a video of the day.

Debate Day

Middle school Sample Lessons: My favourite things

Favourite means number 1 in your opinion.

It is similar to the word like but it is asking for your best pick.

For example:

What food do you like?

Can have a range of answers.

What is your favourite food?

Should only have one answer.

Some people do answer with more than one thing but the main idea is there is only one answer.

Let’s look at the structure:

My favourite food is curry.

We use the personal possessive with favourite.

for example:

I – my favourite

you – your favourite

He – his favourite

she – her favourite

we – our favourite

they – their favourite

it – its favourite

Look at the mind map:


You can ask any number of questions with favourite.

For example:

What’s your favourite movie genre?

It’s science fiction.

What’s your favourite fictional book?

Too difficult, my favourite author is Philip K Dick but I can’t choose which of his books I like the most.

What’s your favourite superhero comic?

I’m not really into superhero comics. I love batman though. I also like X-men.

What’s your favourite wild animal?

My favourite wild animal would have to be a tiger.

What’s your favourite pet?

Well, I’ve only ever had cats.

What’s your favourite animation TV series?

The Simpsons.


Adult Class Sample lesson: The Be Verb



for example;

Ichi is one.

ichi = one

I, you, we, they, she, he, itを使用するとbe-動詞が異なります

I am

You are

We are

They are

She is

He is

It is

“You” is a special case. It can be singular and plural. So we use are.

On the left are be verbs (is, am, are) and the auxiliary verbs do and does.

On the right is a brief description of how we use it.

grammar cards

Make questions using each one.


Are you interested in sports?

Is he into lifting weights?

Am I right?

Do you enjoy cardio

Does it hurt when you do yoga?

After that we did a find someone who activity

you someone who extra information
enjoys cardio
loves hiking
doesn’t like basketball
can’t stand lifting weights
likes table tennis
doesn’t like swimming
is interested in fishing
prefers pizza to pasta
dislikes volleyball
hates dance

Make questions for each one. Ask another question for more information.