Category: Intermediate

Write the dialogue

It would be great to get students working in teams to write up a dialogue for this cool google doodle video a la Charlie Chaplin.

Then play the video as students read out/perform their dialogue.

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Language Area!

Sometimes it is really difficult to avoid students talk in their mother tongue, so usually I choose a corner of the whiteboard and draw a small circle and write Portuguese Area.

So if a students want to say anything that … Read More ....

Message in the air

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 … Read More ....

The Yes/No Game

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, … Read More ....

Descriptive Essays: Writing Enough Content

Students often have problems with coming up with enough details for their examples when writing descriptive or even persuasive essays. So I came up with this exercise to teach them how to write enough content that the reader understands their … Read More ....

Words – Collocations

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 … Read More ....

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Videos Overview

Hi, these are great short videos all under 4 minutes, to overview the civil rights era in the USA during the late 1950’s up to the mid 1960’s.  It finishes with MLK jr’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” (17 Read More ....

Matching Game (flashcards)

Use this video to show students how to play the game. It is very simple!

Get more flashcards and ideas for more Flashcard games HERE.

 

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Dictogloss

Dictogloss is an activity that works with many short texts/passages. I’ve used it over the years and it seems to motivate and “work” because there is a built in task — the task of reconstructing the original text.

1.Let students … Read More ....

Running Dictation

# 96 Running Dictation

This activity can be used with any level – just use an appropriate text. It is great for introducing a text that you will study in depth through intensive reading. Or it can also be used … Read More ....