Asking your questions TEACHING NOTES ACTIVITY Students get a chance to ask each other questions, then try to guess the original questions based on a handful of answers. GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY Questions LEVEL B1 – above TIME 30 minutes WHAT TO DO 1. Before class, make copies of the handout (see at the end of this recipe). […]
This is a great game to play with large classes Ideal if you are in Korea. Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be at the back facing the front. They should also be in the same position. Using […]
The Feather Game Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20. Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Who, Where, Does, Do? – attributed to Nelson Beard.
Two players face each other. One palms up and the other palms down over the other hand. The player with the palms up try to slap the hand with palms down. When successful, the student can ask the other student a question (improvised or from a list). Swap places.
Overview: A simple but fun quick-fire game to liven up a class or as a reward in the final segment of a language lesson. A student comes to the front of the class, the students choose a topic (for example, ‘Your last holiday’, ‘Your favourite food’ etc), then the class fire questions to the student. […]
This technique can be used in many ways. It is simple and focused both on student listening skills and also creating class atmosphere. 1. Put large posters of “Yes” and “No” at opposite ends of the classroom. (you might also use “Rocks! – Sucks! or “I think so” or “I don’t think so” etc….) 2. […]
Conversation is the “art of exchange”. Students learn English but very seldom really learn the art of “holding a conversation” and making it a 2 way exchange. This technique helps this. Any time students are performing an activity: dialogue, discussion, task etc… train them to “pass the pen”. After speaking, the student passes the pen […]
This discussion activity really ceaches students to listen to each other. Start the activity by making statements for the class but “coughing / mumbling or saying “blablabla”. Ex. I went to the &&)))*** last night. Students ask for clarification using the prompt on the board. Low: Excuse me, what did you say? High: Excuse me […]
This generates a lot of talk and students are always very interested in each other’s lives. Write down on the board some of your own (the teacher) family names. Underneath write; A. Who is …………………..? B. …….. is ………..’s ……………. A. ……………………………? Students ask the teacher about the family members on the board. The teacher […]
This is a great way to get students communicating authentically! You can start each class with some spins of the wheel! Get Spin the Question HERE on EFL Classroom 2.0. Just spin and the students must ask a question for that number. Who / What / How / Why / Where etc…. Another variation is […]
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