Have you ever photocopied an audio script, blanked out key words with correction fluid, and then re-photocopied as a student worksheet? Here are some task design issues to consider the next time you do this.
Posts Categorized: Revision and Recycling
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.
Language feedback in action
Language feedback. What exactly is it? In this post I’ve given 15 specific examples of language I heard students use, and then how I corrected or extended that language in a feedback slot at the board after the activity.
Last Man Standing
This is a fun, fast-paced, revision activity for lexis: either topic vocabulary or functional phrases. Students have to scan their memory to try to find words that fit a category chosen by the teacher.
Practising key phrases #3: phrase cards for heads-down revision
Use prepared cards to revise functional expressions. These activities are good for Meetings, Telephoning etc.
Practising key phrases #2: phrase cards in a RP
Here are a number of ideas that use phrases written on cards to help students practice fixed expressions. They are particularly suitable for Meetings role-plays, but could be used for other RPs as well.
Practising key phrases #1
The students have already been presented with some key phrases for the first time. How can these be practiced in a subsequent lesson?
Memory game: progressive deletion on board
A simple, fun game to revise functional phrases.