Posts Categorized: Grammar

English to L1 to English (using business quotes)

Here is a variation on an old classic for higher level students. Take a short quote by a famous business person, translate it into L1, then have another student take the L1 version and translate it back into English. Compare the original English quote with the second version.

Grammar auction

This is a grammar revision activity that is very well-known from General English. It’s fun and fast-paced, and would be very good for pre-experience classes. I suggest an adaptation of the ‘classic’ version with a second round of bidding.

Grammar in BE

Here are some arguments, against conventional wisdom, for the continuing importance of grammar in BE. They are based on numerous discussions I have had with students.