Time: 1 hour
Objective: Students will learn how to use personal pronouns.
Motivation: Use statements such as the following to refer to people in the classroom:
Цель: Студенты научатся использовать личные местоимения.
Мотивация: Использовать следующие предложения, для того что бы обращаться к людям в классе:
The teacher is happy. I am happy.
Liza is in class. She is in class.
John plays football. He plays football.
The day is hot. It is hot.
Information: Show students the chart for using personal pronouns. Introduce the terminology of “first person,” “second person,” “third person,” “singular,” and “plural.” Use the Russian chart if your students have knowledge of Russian.
singular plural singular plural
first person я мы I we
second person ты вы you you
third person он, она, оно они he, she, it they
Show how “it” is used in English. Compare to Russian for those students who understand Russian.
Собака бежит. Она бежит. The dog runs. It runs.
Стол большой. Он большой. The table is big. It is big.
Explain that the third person singular in the present adds the “s” sound. Show how this works with the following verbs:
to eat to drink to sleep to go
I eat I drink I sleep I go
you eat you drink you sleep you go
he, she, it eats he, she, it drinks he, she, it sleeps he, she, it goes
we eat we drink we sleep we go
they eat they drink they sleep they go
Practice: Read the sentence to determine which personal pronoun you will need to use in the following sentence. Once you have done all the following for “to walk,” do them for the other verbs: to eat, to drink, to sleep, to go.
Penda walks. _____ walks.
Demba and I walk. _____ walk.
Penda and Demba walk. _____ walk.
You and Demba walk. _____ walk.
Demba walks. _____ walks.
You, Penda, and Demba walk. _____ walk.
Penda, Demba, Ali, and I walk. _____ walk.
Practice task: Work with a group of students to create a dialogue between a salesman and a customer.
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