Unit 2 – Amusement Park English Lesson

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Unit 2: Amusement Park


Objectives:

  • Teach English learners how to talk about their favorite rides in an amusement or theme park.
  • This English lesson also seeks to tacitly introduce EFL/ESL young learners to the concept of a gerund, which is the –ing form of a verb that is used as a noun. Examples include: enjoy riding, like doing. Since it is not often clear when to use a gerund versus the infinitive form of a verb (to ride, to do), it is best to tacitly introduce them within the contexts of different lessons so students form a habit of using them without thinking about the grammar.
  • In learning to talk about their favorite rides, ESL/EFL learners also learn to use comparatives and superlatives to express preference.
  • Students will also learn to use the conjunction ‘because’ to give reasons for preference.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

amusement-park video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

amusement-park game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The student’s score is recorded in the Learning Management System (LMS). This game can only be played on a PC, not mobile devices.

amusement-park test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.


Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Amusement Park'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Mom, Dad, Freddie and Lisa are out on a fun trip to the amusement park. They start with riding on the roller coasters and in the process, express their preference for different amusement rides. The day ends with the family going on a ride aboard the Ferris wheel.

Vocabulary:

Amusement Park Rides

roller coaster
Ferris Wheel
log flume
dodgem cars
merry-go-round
bumper cars
water raft slide
monorail

Comparatives

good better best
fast faster fastest
slow slower slowest

Key Sentences:

Gerunds (-ing) 'like doing' / enjoy doing

  1. What's your favorite ride, Freddie?
  2. I like riding on the roller coaster best?
  3. Why do you like riding on the roller coaster, Freddie?
  4. I like them because they are fast and fun.
  5. What other ride do you enjoy?
  6. I also enjoy riding on the bumper cars.
  7. Riding on bumper cars is good fun.
  8. What about you, Lisa?
  9. I like riding on the merry-go-round, better.

Dialogue Script

Freddie: I want to go on the roller coasters!

Lisa: Roller coasters are your favorite, I know!

Dad: We will go on the roller coasters.

Mom: What do you want to do, Lisa?

Lisa: I want to go on the Ferris wheel!

Mom: We will do that too.

Dad: The roller coasters are in the very back, so let’s go there. We will work our way to the Ferris Wheels.

Lisa: Wow! Freddie, there are so many roller coasters!

Freddie: I know. How will we decide which ones to go on?

Dad: Well, some of them are higher than others. And some loop around. Some are faster, too.

Lisa: I want the fastest ones!

Freddie: Me too. And the looped ones. Can we go on the orange one?

Mom: Okay, let’s go.

Lisa: Can we go on the blue one now?

Dad: Sure, Freddie. But then we will go to the Ferris Wheels.

Lisa: Which one was your favorite, Freddie?

Freddie: I liked the blue one. It had the loops.

Lisa: I liked the orange one; it was faster.

Dad: I liked both of them.

Mom: I think I will like the Ferris wheel more.

Lisa: Look! There it is!

Freddie: It’s going kind of slow, Lisa.

Lisa: I can’t wait to get on it.

Freddie: We are next in line.

Freddie: That was fun. I like the roller coasters better.

Lisa: I liked the Ferris wheel.

Dad: Why did you like the Ferris wheel, Lisa?

Lisa: I liked to see all of the pretty sights in the park.

This lesson is part of the Level 4 English course.

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