Index cards


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 a booklet of index cards held together with a treasury tag.

Psychologically, having one question in font size 48 on a pretty coloured card looks easier than a list of questions all in font size 12 or 14.  There is something reassuringly babyish about it which gave my students the confidence to have a “can do” attitude.

Writing answers on the back of the cards made it easy for them to test themselves/each other.

The only downside was chopping up all the cards!

See some of my other posts about revising key questions with students:

Fortune Teller Fun

Speaking Support

Monkey Business

The Race is on

Revision: a trivial pursuit