Index cards

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In my ongoing attempt to make preparing for speaking assessments less stressful, I made students prepare four questions a lesson using index cards.  They did this for three lessons, so ending up with … [Read more...]

Fortune Teller Fun

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At our 2016 Teachmeet, I found this great resource in the resource sharing area.  I had seen colleagues use these before but I always struggled with making them myself.  This Fortune teller template … [Read more...]

No prep paper game

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This game requires nothing but scrap paper and some imagination. Give the students pieces of scrap paper on which they must write target language words from the following … [Read more...]

Graphic Grammar

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Having taught my class prepositions and marked their work, I drew a little picture in each student's book of a cartoon animal with the question "Where is the ...?"  This formed the starter for the … [Read more...]

Speaking support

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My students like to have notes when they are doing speaking work.  In order to wean them off their notes, I have done a variation of speed dating speaking where they practise the questions with … [Read more...]