Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Craze! Elastic Woven Bracelets! English Lesson

My daughter loves to make these woven elastic bracelets!  They can be made with just the hands, or use a plastic loom. The rubber bands come in many different colors and kids can be very creative.

Read this article and be ready to talk about it with your English teacher

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jun/15/friendship-bracelet-is-this-summers-craze

Key Terms:

continent
by storm.
 playground craze
its components occupy 
in a myriad of colors
they exploded on to
a dollar millionaire
deft movements
 handiwork
embroiled in
5m-plus views
 shelf life 

Questions
What is the this year's summer craze? Who are the famous people who are wearing the bracelets?
Is this popular in your country? Why did Ng invent the loom?   How much money did Cheong Choon Ng invest in manufacturing the looms?    How much does the loom and rubber bands cost in your city? 

What was the fad when you were in school?  How long did it last? Was it expensive?  What was the fashion when you were in school? How the teachers react?  What was the reaction of your parents? 


Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach, Professional English Teacher 

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