This is something that you can use to review question forms and question words. I use it in my one-to-one sessions but it also works as a group activity. The way I do it is have the student say a number between 1 and 15. The student says “8”, for example. Then they have to ask me a question starting with “How…”. I answer the question and they ask a follow-up question. Then I say a number between 1 and 15 and so on…
Of course, it can be used in many other ways. For instance, students can write a very short story (a paragraph) that answers the first line of questions (1-3).
Let me know how this goes.: )
Download the .pdf version here: Questions.
Here are some Present Continuous Conversation Questions that you can use with your students. They’re in the form of a board game but I guess it can be adapted. I tried to include as many situations as possible that would prompt them to use the Present Continuous in their answers. If you choose to use this with groups of students, make sure they ask each other plenty of follow-up questions. Use the dice if you have groups of four playing or you can just put the question numbers 1 to 22 into a hat and have them draw the numbers one by one.
Let me know how it goes and if there’s anything I should improve.
Happy learning!: )
It’s been a tough week as I started teaching an intensive course to 10 and 12-year-olds on the topic of music. I’m making all the class materials myself. There is one more week to go and I thought of designing some conversation cards around the topics that I introduced in the classroom to help me with the revision. We talked about types of music, various artists, musical instruments and the materials they are made of.
So… if you teach a similar class, maybe the conversation cards below will come in handy.: )
Let me know!
Download the conversation cards here: Let’s Talk About Music.
Here’s a handout that I made for my one-to-one sessions to review collocations with ‘do’ and ‘make’. You can download it in black&white or in color. Or both: ).
I’ve used it with pre-intermediate students and stronger elementary students. The first part is meant to test and drill the collocations (which you had previously taught) and then come some freer practice activities.
Download handouts here: Do or Make (bw) & Do or Make (color).
Happy teaching!: ) And let me know how it went.
A new set of conversation cards that you can use with young adults and adult learners. Just print the .pdf file, cut out the cards and have each student draw one card and answer the question (you can organize this as pair work or small group work). Set a time limit for the answer and turn this into a competition. For instance, the students have to speak for one minute as they answer the question. Meanwhile, the others who are listening can think of follow-up questions.
Or you can just use these cards to start a friendly chat in your one-to-one English sessions.
Download the .pdf file here: Conversation Cards 2.
Happy chatting!: )
PS You can find another batch of conversation cards ready to be downloaded here: Conversation cards.
Here’s a two-page handout that can help you practise or drill the irregular verbs. If you work with groups of students you can turn this into a competition to see who fills in the gaps the fastest. Or you can use the handout for one-to-one English sessions as a test or review.
Download here in pdf format: Irregular Verbs.