Posts Categorized: Vocabulary

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.

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.

Presenting key phrases

Classroom material often includes key phrases for a particular communication skill, grouped in a box according to function. How can these be presented in an active way?