pelmanism (with a twist)

Pelmanism: a card game in which matching pairs must be selected from memory from cards laid face down. Here is my tweaked version of it. Give your students some scrap paper and ask them to cut out cards. On each card they must write down a word or an expression that they have seen inContinue reading “pelmanism (with a twist)”

the ultimate listening game: ask Google assistant

Here is a listening game that you will fall in love with and, most importantly, your A1- A2 students will too. You may also try this with higher levels with the suggested items below or with more specific searches. You need Google assistant on your computer or a phone and a set of speakers. ArrangeContinue reading “the ultimate listening game: ask Google assistant”

phrasal verbs 4

I typically kick off my lessons with a vocabulary review activity followed by a communicative goal to put the revised language into practice. As a big fan of dictations, I decided to try this activity out with my class of Upper-Intermediate students. A couple of days before they had completed an activity from the textbookContinue reading “phrasal verbs 4”

find someone who (with a twist)

We are all familiar with “Find someone who…” speaking activity. Traditionally the teacher provides a series of tasks -written/displayed on the board or on printed handouts- for the students to mill around and ask each other in order to exchange personal information. The aim might be to practice a given grammatical structure, such as theContinue reading “find someone who (with a twist)”

whispering lyrics dictation

Are you familiar with whispering dictations, also known as Chinese whispers? In this type of dictations, students are arranged in a line one behind another or they are sitting in rows. Then the teacher shows a sentence to the student in front. This person has to whisper it to the student sitting or standing nextContinue reading “whispering lyrics dictation”