1st Course U18 – Adjectives, It’s vs. Its

In Vocabulary 2 of Unit 18, students learn to describe the condition of items in the home. This video below by Jennifer Lebedev or JenniferESL on YouTube would be a nice extension activity here. Jennifer describes animal toys and children’s books in her home.

Though adjectives are not the focus here, ask students to listen for and list the adjectives Jennifer uses and those they themselves might use to describe the teddy bear in the first segment of the video.  Jennifer then gives a clear explanation of the difference between It’s and Its and gives lots of examples (and lots more adjectives students could listen for) in the last part of the video.

This video, rich with visuals and language, is a great jumping-off point for discussion or writing topics (what is your child’s/your favorite toy/animal/book? What does it look like?; review of colors, parts of body, or even nationalities; review of possessive adjectives and pronouns) These can all relate back to the unit’s topic of furniture in the home as well. Teachers can do some great “language” mining with this kind of video. Thanks, Jennifer!

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