Chants by Svitlana Galak, Lyceum EKO 198, Kyiv
I am a boy. My name is Mike.
I can play tennis.
I can’t ride a bike.
I’ve got a cousin. Her name’s Kate.
She can’t play football, But she can skate.
These chants can be used during the lessons in the third form, while learning the verb 'can' and also in the first or the second form as forward-looking teaching, or in the fourth form as a revision. Here are some ideas how to use these chants.
1. You can take away the key words (boy, play tennis, ride a bike; cousin, play football, skate) and organize them in the list above the task and use as a gap filling activity;
2. The same as in the p.1, but use as a listening activity;
3. You can practice vocabulary, in this case remove the key words from the sentences, leaving only the pictures;
4. Use them for fun at any part of the lesson;
5. Practice saying them with different pronouns, making necessary changes;
6. Give as an example for homework for kids to make up their own chants.