Recipes Tagged ‘vocabulary

A classic. Board Race is a fun game that is used for revising vocabulary, whether it be words from the lesson you’ve just taught or words from a lesson you taught last week. It can also be used at the start of the class to get students active. It is a great way of testing […]

In small groups, students have a list of 34 common items that they will have to collect in a given amount of time. To do this, they will need to ask other students in class if they can borrow an item. This request may involve a little trading, and since the groups are competing against […]

This is a great game that is easy to start/finish.  1. Get students in small groups.  2. Select 3 categories. Ex. Food  / Country  /  Verb 3. Select a letter from the alphabet.   Ex. G 4. Students have to write down a word beginning with that letter for each category. First to finish and […]

Here is an activity for vocabulary revision. This activity works well with the students who need constant control for vocabulary revision. First, we need to make sure that we have spent enough time on teaching vocabulary, then we can divide the class into two (according to the number of people in the class) .We will […]

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22 Apr 2013

This is an easy “video” lesson.     Ask students to brainstorm all the things / buildings that could be called “home”. Then show the video and see how many they got correct. Show again, pausing and review all the names for these things people all over the world call “home”. 

One great recipe is to play a video with vocabulary content. Not flashcards but something real and beautiful.  Then, students either write or speak or brainstorm all the vocabulary from the video in the specific category you mention.  An example is the video Forgotten. Play and get students to list all the places in the […]

This is a great idea for the start of the year.  Give each group of students some card board strips of paper. Also some tape.  Students brainstorm the names of all things in the classroom (in English!).  Then, ask them to go tape the names up around the classroom. First come, first server. After, take […]

Great activity to revise VOCABULARY from previous classes. Ask students to think of a word they’ve learned previously. They have to make sure they know how to write it. Students come to the front of the class and write the word in the air using his index finger. Then, students write down they word and […]

This recipe is for intermediate or higher levels. But the video can be used for all levels really. This video is superb! It has verbs linked to nouns in categories (Play / Blow etc… see the worksheet). Watch the video first and see if students can find the verbs that are shown in context. Next, […]

I use this game with my students to check spelling of vocabulary introduced in the previous lesson. Divide class in two teams, A and B. Divide the board in the middle. Mark each side of the board for each team.   On each side of the board draw:   a river with stepping stones for […]


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