Monday, 26 October 2015

What's in your fridge?

What kind of food is countable? What kind is not? To help my students talk about countable and uncountable nouns, I've prepared a speaking exercise "What's in your fridge?"
Each students got a fridge outline to cut, fold and stick into the notebook.
Here you can download fridge front and back. You just have do print it double-sided.

Then I asked my students to choose 10 items from food vocabulary list and to draw them in the fridge. I divided the students into pairs (student A and student B) and one group of 3.
Students A were supposed to ask students B about the items from list A and vice versa. They also had to write down any items that were missing in the fridge.

As you can see, my 5th-graders enjoyed the exercise.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Hide & seek - reading comprehension

Are your students bored with reading comprehension? You can make this activity more engaging if you "hide" the questions in the classroom. This way students have to move around to find them. I always tell the students to read the text first and then to go seeking.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Maths in EFL

When I revise vocabulary with very young students, I often use basic arithmetic operations (such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers). I pre-teach words like: plus, minus, times and divided by. I put 6 flashcards on the board and I number them 1-6. Then I ask, e.g. "What is 2 + 2?". My students calculate it quietly and instead of saying the right number they have to tell me what is in the picture. So their answer is "crayons" not "4".