A great way to start a class concentrating on the simple past.
I usually engage everyone in a friendly chat, just to get them ready for the start of the lesson, then, when I know they are concentrated on me, I walk out of the classroom.
Seconds later (after the chatter has died down a little - 'where's he gone?') I knock loudly on the door, then open the door, wave to…
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Here is how I help my students learn their vocabulary! It has improved my students' ability to recognize vocabulary and teaches them a way to learn vocabulary independently! It's called Six Steps! We do them as an introductory lesson for new vocabulary.
The Six Steps:
1. Look at the word
2. Hear the word
3. Say the word
4. Spell the word
5. Write the word
6. Find the word
Here is how I use Six Steps:
This lesson is ideal for pre/intermediate classes to practice both future tense and comperatives/superlatives.
First start with a quick discussion on music and the Ss's favourite singers or bands etc.
Then, tell them they're going to organize their own music festival- a very special one to their own taste. Give them the following points to think about preferably in pairs. (the focus is on the future tense)
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