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Auxiliary verbs - sounding interested

 

We can use a short question with an auxiliary to show interest in what another person is saying and encourage them to tell us more. The function of this language is similar to expressions such as Really? and Oh yes?...Read more

 

The following ESL resources are available for Auxiliary verbs - sounding interested:

 
 
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Converstation starters
Twenty seven commonplace statements (We had a great weekend. My feet are killing me. etc.) to cue responses - Did you? etc + ways of continuing a conversation.
 
 

 

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Oral practice - auxiliaries for expressing interest
Students compete sentences about themselves and then tell partners. Partners respond with short question using an auxiliary to show interst and then continue the conversation with a follow-up question or comment
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 1 Images  Page 7 
Short listening (T04) for intonation. Pariwork practice with prompts.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 1 Past and present  Pages 14 - 15  Uses of auxiliaries
Audio dialogue + script for analysis of various uses of auxiliaries: emphases, short answers, queston tags, expressing interest.
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
 
Connections 2 page 21  Page 21 
Match utterances with 'So do I', 'Do you' etc.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)