Let’s face it, we’re unlikely to catch our students sitting on the edges of their seats waiting for us to once again review that grammar point, relishing in its structure (and exceptions to the rule).No, we’re more likely to get a ‘we’ve done this before’ or ‘I want to move up now’ response while we’re left having to explain (once again) that ‘although we’ve done it before, it doesn’t seem that way’ .… continue...
Find your Match!
A fun and physical task to get your students moving and a great
way to review phrasal verbs which you have already covered throughout the week.
- Prepare 6 or 7 phrasal verbs to review
- Cut up the phrasal verbs so that, e.g, ‘come’ and ‘across’ are on different pieces of paper.
The third conditional can be a pretty dry grammar point to teach! Here’s one way of making it a little more fun and engaging for your students.
Enter the room upset and tell students that yesterday, you had the worst day imaginable – hold up your purse/wallet and ask students what they think happened.… continue...
A picture speaks a thousand words! And you can get your students speaking just as many by using pictures in class. Check out these fun and engaging communicative activities below.
I find these work at all ages and the best thing is that each task can be adapted to the level you are teaching and designed with a particular language focus in mind so whether you’re teaching the Past Simple at A1 or the use of cleft sentences at C1, you can pull from your bank of pictures and adjust your instructions as you see fit!!… continue...
Student: ‘Sorry, I didn’t make my homework’
Teacher: You didn’t what?
Student: ‘I didn’t make my homework last night’
Teacher: ‘You didn’t make your homework?’
Student: ‘No, I was busy making the housework and then I had to do arrangements for the party.’
Ok, so I might have exaggerated a little here (or have I?). … continue...