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Hello, how are you? I'm very well thank you. my name is Joe. That's /dʒ/ /əʊ/ Joe. As you

can see there's an /e/ at the end of my name, but the /e/ is silent, and the letter

'o' is quite a long vowel sound. Just like the 'o' in this word, 'no'. So we have

/dʒ/ /əʊ/, /dʒ/ /əʊ/, Joe. Joe. Please repeat after me.

Joe. Very good. Now in today's lesson I want

you to either work in pairs, or if you're on your own

I want you to answer some of the questions in the comments below, and I

promise I will correct them. So, what do you see in this picture?

Baby. Very good.

So, we have the wordbeɪ/ /bi/ baby. So how many sounds are in that word?

That's right - two sounds, /ˈbeɪ.bi/, but which is the strong sound? /ˈbeɪ.bi/, baby. that's right!

First sound is strong, /ˈbeɪ.bi/ baby. Can you say that for me? Very good!

What else do you see in the picture?

That's right! There are lots of names. What else do you see? Oh that's, that's a

really good word. Well done! Yes, 'newborn', so we have two words that go

together here. 'Newborn' 'newborn'. So which is the strong word?

that's correct! The first word, so we say 'new' much

stronger - 'NEWborn' 'NEWborn', can you repeat? Excellent! So what do you think this

picture is all about? What does it mean?

That's right. It's about baby naming, or naming of babies. Now I have a question for you -

Do you know why your parents chose your name? I'd like you to spend just one minute

discussing this with your partner. If you're on your own

I want you to write the answer in the comments below.

In a moment we're going

to read some text. But first, I want to introduce a couple of new words. Tell me

what do you think this is?

That's right! We call this 'ID' 'ID'. But what does 'ID'

actually stand for? It's actually a much longer word. Do you know the answer?

Yeah, that's really good! 'Identity'. Now how can we turn this word 'identity' into a verb?

Good! Yeah, we say 'identify' /aɪˈden.tɪ.faɪ/.

How many sounds? That's right, four sounds, but

which is the strong sound? Listen, 'identity' 'identity'

That's right! The second sound is the strong sound, so we have 'identity'

'identity' 'identity'. Can you say that for me?

Excellent! Now, the next word is a word that describes something that is very

popular, something that a lot of people want. For example, this could be maybe the

latest iPhone, or it could be the latest clothes. So if you look at this picture.

What does this represent to you? What does this mean?

That's right! It's fashion.

So how can we turn this word 'fashion' into an adjective? To be describing

something? Something that is, that is popular?

Excellent, that's very good! Yes, 'fashionable'. Look at this wordfæʃ.ən.ə.bəl/

How many sounds?

Good! Again you have four sounds but this time where is

the strong sound? 'Fashionable' 'Fashionable'.

Good! This time it's the first syllable

yeah so 'fa-shio-na-ble' 'fashionable'. Can you say that? Excellent!

Now I want you to have a look at these five reasons for naming a baby.

Your parents named you after a relative. They named you after a place. They chose an unusual

name. They named you after a famous person.

Your name is religious. Now we're going to read some text, I'm going to give you four

minutes to read this text, and I want you to read this to yourself. During this

time, I want you to work out which of the five reasons for naming babies are not

mentioned in the text? So, how long do we have to read? That's right, four minutes.

And do you read on your own, or with your partner? Good, on your own.

And what are you looking for?

That's right! One of the five reasons that's not mentioned in the text.

Please begin!

Please stop reading there! So, do you know the answer to the question? Which of the

five reasons were not mentioned in the text? I want you now to pause the video,

and spend two minutes discussing the answer with your partner, or writing the answer

in the comments below.

You did very well! So, the reason that was not mentioned in

the text was number five - your name is religious. Now I want you again to pause

the video and discuss in pairs for two minutes, what name you would call a baby

boy or a baby girl? And if you're on your own, please write your answer in the

comments below.

Let's look at the text again. Within the text some of the words are

highlighted. Why do you think that is?

Let's have a look at this information on grammar tenses, and their auxiliary verbs.

Present simple - do does. Present continuous - am, is, are.

Present perfect - have, has.

Past simple - did.

Future verb to be, going to - am, are, is.

Now pause the video. I want you to spend the next three

minutes in your pairs, matching the highlighted text with the verb tenses.

So how did you do? Let's look at the answers together. People are changing -

this is the present continuous. I've chosen, or I have chosen - Present perfect.

I'm going to call - is the future verb to be. I like the name - it's the

present simple. She named me Enid - it's the past simple. Let's take a closer look

at the present simple. 'I like the name.' Which auxiliary verb can we use here to

turn this sentence into a question?

Good that's right - Do you like the name?

Now what can we use to make this into a negative?

Good! 'I don't like the name', or

'I do not like the name.' So let's look at the past simple - 'she named me Enid.'

How can we turn this into a question?

Good! 'Did she name me Enid?' and the negative?

Excellent! 'She didn't name me Enid.' Or, 'She did not name me Enid'

I like British pop music.

Do you like British pop music?

You don't like British pop music. Now I want you to pause the video, and I want you to

spend the next 4 minutes either working with your partner or write the

answers in the comments below and I want you to form questions and negatives of

the following statements

Congratulations you've all done really well. Now let's finish by practicing

asking and answering these questions. If you don't have a partner to practice

with, you can ask me questions in the comments below, and I will answer.

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