| Numbers and Letters Bingo|
Students listen to the
numbers and call out the corresponding letters - or vice versa. It's also a great way to teach the phonetic alphabet.
|Getting to know you|
Ideal for first lesson. Students interview each other (and
Teacher?). Watch for trick questions. Clearly no-one in the class has gone to London.
Form for completion by student reviewing book, short story, article, poem etc. Includes Overview and Commentary fields.
There is some controversy as to the
source of this design for living prose poem. It is variously claimed to be
anonymous ('found in Old St Pauls Church, Baltimore AC 1692') and to have
been written by Max Ehrmann in Terre Haute, Indiana in the early 1920's.
Sensitive First World War poem by Wilfred Owen.
|General knowledge quiz 1 [Key]|
You may wish to allow students to use a dictionary, subject to precise level, culture etc.
Students spell present participle of simple verbs: like>liking, stop>stopping.
|Expressions of Quantity|
Students insert the appropriate expression of quantity: I have a few onions, I don't have much salt.
| Regular/Irregular verbs|
Sort the following verbs into regular and irregular. (Some verbs may be both.)
|Expressing the Future|
Explanation of Present Simple, Present Continuous, Going To and Will for the Future.
Variety of questions in different tenses. Good oral
drill where Teacher fires questions at group or individual and requires rapid and correct responses. Can also be used for pair work.
| Question Tags|
Students add the tag:
(You like coffee, ___ ___ ?)
| Gramatical Items|
Students write a sentence for
each grammatical item, underlining the particular grammatical item.
Students write a short sentence for each structure, underlining the particular structure.
| Use(d) to [Key]|
Students sort Used To Do, Used To Doing and
Get Used To into three groups and explain the difference between each group.
|Country, nationality and language|
Students complete the chart - She comes from the USA, she is American, she speaks English.
Students describe various objects by shape, colour and material.
|ABC - Animals|
Can you find an ANIMAL for each letter of the alphabet?
|ABC - Cities|
Can you find a CITY for each letter of the alphabet?
|ABC - Countries|
Can you find a COUNTRY for each letter of the alphabet?
|ABC - Jobs|
Can you find a JOB for each letter of the alphabet?
Explanatory list from zero to one hundred - ordinals and cardinals.
Match the words in each column that mean the opposite or very nearly the opposite.
following words in order of size, with the biggest or strongest at the top.
Selected list of abbreviations in general and business use.
Teacher reads out two- and three-syllable words. Students underline the stressed syllable.
Students write the phonetic symbol for each verb -ed ending:
[d], [t] or [Id]. Includes a reading practice text laced with -ed verbs (and adjectives).