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Get Ready 2 Pupils Book

Get Ready 2 Pupils Book

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Notes for the teacher

Get Ready! aims to give pupils a feel for English and to establish a sound basis for later learning. Pupil's Book 2 can be used alone or in conjunction with the Activity Book, Handwriting Book and Numbers Book. A cassette has recordings of  all the dialogues and songs in the Pupil's Book. Where an item has been recorded a cassette symbol (B) appears in the Pupil's Book.
Get Ready! 2 is divided into sixty steps. A step consists of one page in the Pupil's Book, one page in the Activity Book, and half a page in each of the Handwriting and Numbers Books. The sequence for a complete step is as follows: 

Reading
In Get Ready!2 pupils will consolidate their recognition of the small letters and extend their knowledge of whole words. They are also introduced to the capital alphabet and will read a few simple sentences. These first reading skills are  developed in both the Pupil's Book and the Activity Book. 

The approach
The teacher should use choral and individual repetition and question and answer routines. Whenever possible, pupils should take on the role of the teacher and ask the questions. Games, such as the one in Step 10, are particularly  suitable for this.The songs are a very important element of Get Ready! and teachers should regularly use songs from earlier in the course. While singing, pupils should point to the pictures or perform the suggested actions. These  reinforce meaning as well as make learning more enjoyable. Do not expect pupils to understand every word in the songs.

Accuracy
Do not be too concerned about accuracy. Get Ready! progresses slowly and pupils will gradually become aware of small differences and more able to imitate the teacher's model. Never try to explain language rules to very young learners.

Mother tongue
Most of the lesson should be in English but do use the pupils' own language when it would be helpful. You might use it, for  example, when explaining a game or the meaning of a song.

Oral work
Most of the work based on Pupil's Book 2 is oral. Only the words or letters printed in a colour are for the pupil to read. The words in black are there to guide the teacher. The pictures are to help the pupil, and the teacher should encourage  the pupils to point to the pictures when reciting rhymes or singing songs. The expressions shown in the Language Summary do not all appear in the text of the Pupil's Book, but they should be used orally by the teacher. The Picture Practice  pages are designed to practise vocabulary and these expressions. The Teacher's Book provides detailed notes on when to introduce them.

Worksheets