working with song lyrics: true or false

I am not a great fan of gap-filling tasks to go with songs. If what we are intending is to test understanding or train students’ ears, songs do not make the best listening material, as syllables are sometimes oddly lengthened to best suit the phrases. In addition, one has to deal with the actual “backgroundContinue reading “working with song lyrics: true or false”

common adjectives

Here is a very minimal preparation activity for Basic learners of English that focuses on reviewing common adjectives for the language level. At the same time they can revise basic nouns that they know. I compiled a list of common adjectives and grouped them into sets of six: Display this image on the board orContinue reading “common adjectives”

mini whiteboards 2

This is the second blog post on using mini whiteboards in the language classroom. In my previous post, Mini whiteboards 1,  I talked about using them as a space to view lexical items and build collaborative stories. I also provided a few links with some more creative ideas from other Internet sources. This time IContinue reading “mini whiteboards 2”