Here is the second part of the revision game for E8 and basic matura students who want to practise grammar and vocabulary. This time we are revising the following topics: Travelling, Culture, Sport & Health, Science and Technology, Nature, Crime and Social Life. Have fun.
It’s already April but there’s still plenty of time to revise before the exams. It’s a game you can play with your E8 and basic matura students to revise vocabulary and grammar of the first seven exam topics: Man, House, School, Work, Social Life, Food and Shopping. Have fun.
It’s Women’s Day today so let’s celebrate. You’ll find a couple of exercises here for students on different levels, developing a variety of skills. I hope everyone will find something suitable for their students. All the best for all of you Super Women-Teachers.
This exercise will develop your students’ vocabulary. For quite advanced levels. Every sentence is woman-topic based. It’s full of challenging phrases worth elaborating on. My students will have to choose a couple of words which were the wrong answers and prepare their own ‘Fill in the gaps’ and ‘Write 3 definitions – only one correct’ exercises.
TIME FOR WOMANLY PARAPHRASES
Here you will find two sets on paraphrases on two levels: intermediate (suitable e.g. for E8 or basic matura exam) and more advanced (suitable for extended matura and other exams).
A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT OR A FEMINIST SPEECH
Speaking time. The first task is to match the names of famous women to their quotations. And then depending on whether you have 1-2-1 lessons or teach a group of students you can either:
- Give or ask each student to choose one character and ask them to imagine they are at a girls’ night out. They meet and start talking about life, men, the usual stuff. Their task is to try to show their woman’s character and personality and include the quotation in a natural conversation.
- Give or ask your student to choose one character and prepare a 1-minute feminist speech including the quotation.
I do hope you will enjoy the Women’s Day and the topic-based lessons with your students. I would really appreciate if you let me know whether you and your students found the ideas useful. Have fun.
I love using photos and pictures in class and I do it as often as possible – for everything: for revising vocabulary, speaking, writing, even for grammar. In this post you will find 2 presentations on grammar warm-ups. Not only will you revise some grammar points with your students but you will also make them use the particular structures in their creative speaking or writing. Each grammar piece starts with a photo and ‘Name as many… as possible’. Then you move on to further practice, more creative and personalised one. I guess the presentations can be suitable for different age groups and levels, both for standard and online lessons. I usually use the slides as warm-ups but sometimes they are the basis of my whole lessons. I’m sure you’ll come up with a lot of different ways of adapting them to your lessons. And I do hope you will like them too. Let me know, please.
For those of you who prefer PDF versions, here you are. However, I do hope you will respect copyrights:-)
This time I’ve created a lesson for lower levels. Although its main aim is to use Present Simple in statements, questions, and negations, it focuses mainly on speaking to make learning grammar more meaningful. Your students will talk about different jobs as well as describe other people’s and their own daily routines. They will also practice telling the time. The lesson is quite simple so it can be easily adjusted to your needs.
Mixing may lead to outstanding results. Have a look at my newest short presentation on mixed tenses for lower levels. Good for the revision of the main English tenses and irregular verbs, especially for students preparing for different exams. The last part includes speaking practice and thus is more creative.
This is a typical conversation lesson ideal for practising and revising the main tenses in English. Good for A2-B1 students. For some activities you’ll need a dice. Some of them may also be writing tasks.
A few paraphrases to do with your advanced students. Remember that practice makes perfect. So although your students may not be too fond of grammar, the more they practise the better they become at it.
Paraphrases can be a real nightmare for our students no matter the level. No wonder we have to practise them as often as possible. They also reveal the problematic areas we should deal with on our lessons. I hope this presentation will be helpful in your classes.
This is a lesson on Conditionals. It makes students revise different kinds of conditional sentences, develops their creativity and makes them speak a lot. It includes also mixed types but you may skip them with lower levels. Let me know whether you used it in class, please.