Art of speaking

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This is by no means an original idea but I came back to it as I had to teach Art to my Year 12 as part of the new A level specification.  The game is easy: divide students into pairs.  One student has … [Read more...]

Make listening a highlight

As mentioned in a previous post, listening is often seen as a test.  With this listening, I simply made a multiple choice answer grid and let students highlight the correct answers.  There is … [Read more...]

Translation’s a highlight!

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I have started using highlighters to make translation more accessible to students (particularly those just starting the GCSE course).  The concept is easy: give the students a photocopy of the text to … [Read more...]

Let’s write on the tables!

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It's an activity we have all done: brainstorming vocabulary on a new topic.  However, why not get them to write directly onto the tables, rather than using sugar paper or all crowding round the board? … [Read more...]

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...]