Monday, 15 September 2014

Questions game - Fruit Machine

 You will need flashcards to play this game. 
  It goes like this: a player presses the button "Fruit Machine" and gets a question. He reads it and chooses a flashcard (that has the answer to that question) from the several piles on the table (I use the flashcards for Fly High 1 and from the Boys and Girls game , but you can choose your own cards and change the questions correspondingly, as the game is editable).
   For example, if the question is "What is it?" he can take a card with a train and say "It's a train." 
  If the question has been read and answered correctly, the student gets a token (you can find them in the Boys and Girls game). If he makes a mistake , the person who can correct it, gets that token instead.

Here's the game:       Fruit Machine
  If you have no access to the Internet, you can write the questions on some slips of paper.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dustbin Games to Practise Question Words

Here are two games I've made for my elementary students to practise some of the question words.
  There are 4 dustbins with different questions on them. Students have to put the answers into the bins with the corresponding questions.

 Game 1 (Who is this? What's your name? How are you? How old are you?)
Game 2 (What colour? How many? What is it? What is your favourite toy?)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

A calendar with lots of activities (4 seasons) to practise speaking/writing

Here are some ideas on how to use this calendar:
  1. As you can see, each month has three identical weeks and one different, which can be used for practising Present Simple/Continuous (e.g. I usually go to the swimming pool on Friday, but today I'm going to the skating rink.), Present Perfect (e.g. I have been to the cinema three times this month.), Past Simple/Continuous ( e.g. I called you yesterday but you weren't at home. - Oh yes, I was having a karate lesson then.)
  2. Practise saying the date, review days of the week
  3. Learn/review lots of action verbs/places
  4. Practise using "going to", "have to", "must"
  5. Revise the prepositions of place and time (in February, in winter, on Monday, on the 1st of August, at the weekend, at the beginning/end/in the middle of the month/week, at the cinema, to the theatre)
The calendar is editable, so you can change anything you want once you download it.

A calendar with activities (to practise speaking) -