Find someone who – Xmas edition

 

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Download worksheet here: Find Someone Who – Xmas.

I designed this worksheet with my adult students in mind. However, I think it would definitely work with young adults as well and – why not make your life easier – even with fourth and fifth graders. It’s something that you can use in January (seems so far away but it will definitely sneak upon us) to get everyone to share stuff about their winter holiday.

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Happy holidays!: ) 🎄🎄🎄🎁🎁🎁

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The thing I like about…

CardsI was inspired in coming up with this activity by a lesson in Face2Face Upper-Intermediate (p. 84) on introductory phrases that emphasize what we are going to say next.

After you have taught and practised the phrases (you will find them on the third page of the handout below), cut the squares from the first page (or the second if you print them in color), shuffle them and have the student pick one randomly and write or say something that incorporates the word on the card and one of the introductory phrases. Then you can actually turn this into a conversation by asking follow-up questions about the situation mentioned by the student.

Let me know how it goes.

Happy learning!: )

Download the materials by clicking here: Introductory Phrases for emphasis.

Tell Me More (question forms)

Worksheets available for download here: Tell Me More & Tell Me More (customizable).
Lately my one-to-ones happened to be focused on question forms and the word order in questions. So what better way of practising these than a worksheet that prompts students to ask me questions starting from some true statements about myself in the attempt of finding out as many details as Tell Me Morepossible.

e.g. Me: “I have a niece.” Student: “How old is she?”/”What’s her name?”

I think the number of questions and follow-up questions this kind of activity can generate might very well be endless: ). So question away.

I’ve also uploaded a blank sheet (the customizable one) that you can use for your own statements. Alternatively, you can just write one word in each box and have students ask you for details.

If you have any other ideas on how this could be used, I’d be more than happy to read them.

Happy learning!: )

Questions

Question wordsThis 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.: )

Happy learning!

Download the .pdf version here: Questions.

Conversation cards #3 – Present Simple

Conversation Cards Present SimpleSince I’ve taught the Present Simple recently, I made some conversation cards to help students use this tense with real-life situations and questions.

They can be used in one-to-one sessions or as pair work activity. Download here: Conversation Cards Present Simple.

And let me know how it goes; ).

Happy learning!

‘Should’ – Giving advice

Should - Giving adviceThis is a speaking activity that you can use as freer practice in your one-to-one sessions or as pair work in the classroom if you want to revise or consolidate the use of ‘should’ for giving advice.

Each circle includes a number. Use dice to establish who’s going to read the situation or just choose a number between 1 and 15 and then read the corresponding situation. The other student in the pair will then offer some advice based on the situation. Students can also ask additional questions so they would find out more about the problem. This could develop really nicely into a longer conversation.

Download in .pdf format here: Should – Giving advice (color and black&white version available).