Carter’s Breakfast (Simple Present)

Carter s Breakfast: Simple English Videos Lesson

It’s breakfast time! I don’t drink coffee. I drink tea. I read the newspaper. Then I plan my day. I check the weather. It’s going to be sunny today. Yay! That’s terrific! Next I have some milk and cereal. More please. It’s great. Then I call Trixie. Hey Trixie. What are we doing today? You’re busy? With Rover? Hmph! I eat my toast with honey. Lots of honey. Lots and lots of honey. Napkin? I don’t need a napkin. I finish with a banana. It’s delicious. How do you start your day?

13 thoughts on “Carter’s Breakfast (Simple Present)

  • October 6, 2014 at 4:26 pm
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    Our teaching idea for this video is pretty simple. Students have to:
    * watch the video
    * say what Carter’s morning routine is
    * describe their own morning routine

    If you have any ideas for teaching with this video, please add them here to help other teachers. Thanks a lot!

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    • December 3, 2014 at 8:22 am
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      I think that a possible follow up (after a 2nd or 3rd view) is to watch the video with no sound this time and freeze the screen at given moments so that students have to recall the dog’s routine.
      They could predict what comes next. What does this dog do after brekfast?
      Then, they could also imagine Trixie’s and/or Rover’s routine. Trixie said he was busy with Rover. Why? What do they do every morning?

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      • December 10, 2014 at 1:45 pm
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        Oh great ideas Alicia! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  • January 6, 2015 at 2:15 pm
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    I have a group of German male students, over 50 who do not get the simple present…if after showing them this bloody brilliant Video they still dont get it then I will hang my hat up and retire to a secluded spot somewhere far far away…. really well done.

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    • January 10, 2015 at 8:14 pm
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      Ha! So glad you like it Beverley, but whatever happens, please don’t hang up your hat. It sounds like they are blessed to have you.

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  • January 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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    very very nice!!!

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  • January 14, 2015 at 7:20 am
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    Dear Carter’s breakfast:
    I loved it. This video is wonderful. Thanks
    All the best,
    Severino of Brasil country.

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    • August 8, 2015 at 9:45 am
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      So glad you like it Severino. Thank you for writing.

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  • August 8, 2015 at 9:19 am
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    First, I will show the video , twice to my students and I will ask for them to describe writing on a paper the scene. and create the possible Carter´s dialogue.
    Second, show the video again and ask to answer orally questions about CARTER´S DIALOGUE.

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    • August 8, 2015 at 9:44 am
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      That sounds like a great idea Orquidia. Thanks for sharing it.

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  • February 24, 2016 at 8:49 am
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    I’m looking forward to trying this with students who confuse Present Simple and Present Continuous. First we can talk about Carter’s daily routine – great opportunities here for practising the ‘do’ auxiliary for Qs and Negs; then, with the sound down, they can describe what they see Carter doing. Thanks for all these great videos!

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    • February 24, 2016 at 9:08 am
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      Oh these are great ideas! Thank you for writing in and sharing! Do hope it goes well.

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    • March 17, 2016 at 11:27 am
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      Oh great ideas Jenny! Thank you for sharing.

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