Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Mystery Person Game - Past Simple

You are going to 
  • play a revision game
  • look at some pictures and practise the past simple
  • write about someone's life using the past simple




1) Before you play. Check
Do you know the past simple form of these verbs?

Be  Break  Brush  Buy  Can  Clean  Cut  Do  Drink  Drive  Eat  Fly  Go  Have  Learn  Like  Listen  Lose  Play  Ride  See  Send  Speak  Study  Swim  Talk  Travel  Use  Visit  Watch  Wear  Write





2) Play
Game Instructions.
Someone has disappeared. You have to make sentences using the past simple about the person's life using the pictures as prompts.
  1. Decide if the "mystery person" is a man or a woman (He or She)
  2. Click the page forward.
  3. Make sentences about the photos in the past simple.
  4. Continue. Play in teams. You can get a point for each correct sentence. Some photos can have more than one sentence so you can win more points for each one you make.


Download the ppt here





3) Write
What can you remember about the mystery person?
Give him or her a name and write about them. You can invent new information.
What happened to him or her? Why did he or she disappear?





4) More Practice
  1. Look at the sentences in the ppt presentation
  2. Say each sentence in the past
  3. Make the question in the past.
  4. Click to continue

Say the sentences and questions in the past simple from David Mainwood


Download the ppt here





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Monday, 31 March 2014

The Rolling Question Game

(Beg.s > Pre-Int)

You are going to  
  • play a revision game
  • practise and revise vocabulary by answering questions


Teacher's note. I uploaded this here as, along with the Rolling Word Game here,  it has been very popular with my younger classes.
You can start or finish at any point depending on the level of the class. The questions are more or less ordered according to level from beginners vocab through to prepositions, present continuous, simple past, comparatives  etc


Instructions
  1. Throw 1 or 2  dice.
  2. Click the page forward according to the number on the dice.
  3. Answer the questions
  4. Continue. Play in teams. You can get a point for each correct answer. More points can be given if the answer requires more information.




Download as ppt file here


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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Giving Advice - should / ought to / had better / must / have to / can't

You are going to
  • practise the language of advice, obligation and prohibition
  • watch a news clip about online safety and do a comprehension quiz




1) Discuss
A) What language do we use to give advice?
Think of examples...






B) Do you know how to give advice using these words? 





2) Speak
Look at the pictures in the presentation below.
The language is in order of strength - 5. Have to / Can't is the strongest / most urgent.
Make sentences using should / ought to / had better / must / have to / can't





3) Practise
Fill in the gaps with the correct word from the list.
Ex 1



Fill in the gaps with the correct word from the list.
Ex 2

Printable versions here


Ex 3 - Have To
Now try this Have To word order exercise here






4) Discuss
Online Safety
What online safety advice can you think of for people who use the internet?
Try and use should(n't) / ought(n't) to / had better (not) / must(n't) / have to / can't






5) Watch
Watch a news clip about online safety from CBS News (there is a short advertisement before the news item starts).
  • What online activities do they mention? 
  • Do they give any advice?
Look at the exercise below and answer the questions.




Now do the comprehension exercise.

Printable worksheet here





6) Write
In groups prepare, discuss and take notes to write an advice leaflet or an online guide / webpage giving advice to people called "How to be safe online"






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