How to make reading more interesting.

How to make reading more interesting.

Here is an idea I frequently use to practice reading. 1. Choose an appropriate text for your class to read. 2. From the text choose 6 words and 6 grammar parts to practice. 3. For …

Blockbusters

Here is a game that I always play with my students, just before exams, to revise vocabulary they have learned. 1. Draw or print a Blockbusters grid which is big enough to be seen by all …

Revision Game

Here is a great idea to revise vocabulary and grammar. 1. Draw a bulls eye on the board with three rings. 2. The smaller ring is worth 250 points, the middle 100 points and the …

Past Participle Game

Here is a fun idea to get your students moving, laughing and revising the past participles. 1. Put students sitting in a circle. 2. The Teacher stands in the middle of the circle and says …

Vocabulary Fly Swot

Here is a great game to practice any vocabulary. Firstly, you have to buy some fly swots.  Then to practice vocabulary you spread out the pictures on the floor, spell the word and then  have …

Present Perfect

Here is a great idea to introduce the present perfect for experiences, firstly having done some work on the Past Participles. 1. Write out some sentences about your personal life experience. 2. Give a set …

Second Conditional

This is another tried and tested second conditional teaching idea. 1. Put up a picture of a street cleaner or someone who looks miserable. 2. Ask your students to think of what his life is …
Vocabulary Memory Game

Vocabulary Memory Game

1. Cut up pictures of vocabulary that you are teaching. 2. Write the words on separate pieces of card. 3. Blu tak the cards and pictures on the board in two rows in random order. 4. …

First Conditional

Here is a proved and tested idea to teach the 1st Conditonal. 1. For each student write a first conditional sentence e.g If Diana wins the lottery, she will buy a mini. (because she’s always …

Whispering dictation

The majority of students groan as soon as you show them an MP3 or cassette. Put students into groups and have one member of each group go to the teacher.  The teacher will whisper the …