This 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).
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 something that you can use to brainstorm or review the plural forms of nouns.
The students think of nouns in the plural and write them in the corresponding circle based on how that noun forms the plural. They can start working individually, then compare their findings in pairs. During the class check stage, the students will also discuss the rules that applies to each category.
Download color and black-and-white version here: Noun Plural.
Here’s a board game that you can use to review collocations with ‘take’. Useful for group work in the classroom or one-to-one English sessions. Can be used for both speaking and writing activities.
Download here in .pdf: Phrases with TAKE
This is a blog for all those who study English and English teaching. I will be posting useful links and articles about the EFL world together with handouts of my own making: ). As a matter of fact, here’s one to help us start a conversation.
This is a handout with conversation cards that you can print, cut out and use to start or end a lesson. Download it for free here in .pdf format: Conversation Cards, or here.
Stay tuned for more and… happy learning!:)