Here’s a template that you can use to revise some of the vocabulary taught so far. Works well with Starters and Movers. So you can use this printable to play a version of Stop the Bus. Students work in pairs. The teacher announces the vocabulary topic to be revised (animals, vegetables, fruit, places in a city etc.) and a number of words (5 or 7 or 10) and the students write the words related to the respective category in one of the boxes on the page. The first pair to finish writing the word shouts “Stop the bus!” and everybody has to… well, stop. Students count their words, check whether they actually belong to that category: ) and whether the spelling is okay. Students get 1 point per each word they got right. Then the teacher announces another topic and the bus starts moving again: ).
I’ve been taking some pictures of my recent boards. I won’t post them up in full – I’m embarrassed that I actually make quite a few spelling mistakes. I’m working on that.
Here’s a snippet of one though… this made me chuckle. It must have been an interesting gap year this student was having…
Among the abundance of scribbles and poor organisation, I have come across a few useful things. Obviously, if you’re taking pictures of your own board then you consciously try to make things neat or clear – some of these are recent things I’ve tried out so do let me know if you think they’re a bit rubbish!
The other day I was reading this post by Svetlana Kandybovich. The post was a list of the 10 most popular games from ELT-CATION, and one of the games on that list was Battleships.
I was looking at the game and thinking that not only had it been awhile since I last made a PowerPoint game, but Battleships would be relatively easy to make in PowerPoint.
So, I turned on my computer and started designing.
This is what I produced:
A single slide with letters on the vertical axis, numbers on the horizontal axis and the interior of slide is able to contain 35 words. The words don’t have to be unique vocabulary items; the board can contain duplicates.
Beneath the words are hidden ships that your students have to locate.
Take a look at this tutorial video to see how to use the template. The board used in the…
Use these cards to practise functions related to manners and being polite. Print them on card, cut along the dotted lines and put them in a stack. Organize students in pairs or small groups and have them take turns drawing a card and responding to the prompt.
Some of the target phrases: “Thank you for…””Can I have…?” “Would you mind…?” Ëxcuse me, where is the…?””Nice to meet you.”