English for Speakers of Other Languages

I. Community

Level: Newcomer

At the end of this topic, students will be able to...

  • Explain places in the community
  • Tell directions
  • Follow important signs
  • Name common community occupations
  • City, State, Country

Sample Language Patterns:

  • Is there a ___ nearby? (fire station, library, police station…)
  • Where is the supermarket? (fire station, library, police station…)
  • The ___ is next to the ___. (Near, across the street from…)
  • How do I get to the…
  • Go down ___ street
  • Turn left/right
  • Stop, go, yield
  • What do you do?
  • What is your job?
  • Where do you work?
  • He works as a ___ (policeman, firewoman, doctor, teacher,…)
  • Where do you live?
  • I live in ____. (I live in Woodburn, Oregon.)
  • Where are you from?
  • I am from ____. (China)