May 2011

Countable Vs Uncountable

I used to struggle with explaining the difference between these for a long time until I realized a very simple truth. Countable things are easy

Crazy Recipes

This is one of my favorites. Students are put into pairs or teams in which they brainstorm vocabulary for food, filling out the first page.

Phonetic journey

I missed yesterdays update which has made me more determined to get the other ones done. This exercise is based on minimum pairs, words which only

Email Conversations

There are many ways to use this activity. You can give students an email to read and then ask them to supply the replies or

Teacher organisation poster

This one isn’t so much an activity for students as a method of signposting what everyone is supposed to be doing. The idea is you

Like, love, dislike and hate

In this activity¬†students use an info gap exercise to fill out a chart. The teacher should elicit or give one example of ‘like’ with the

Graphic organizer for describing hair

This is an exercise for increasing vocabulary. The students place the words into the boxes and then use the organizer to create sentences.

Creative Writing Teacher’s Guide

Today I have a little something different for everyone. This is a teacher’s guide I produced. The aim of the handout is to enable teachers

Countries and flags

So, I am officially halfway through my month challenge and I have to say it has been a lot more difficult then I expected. Coming

Sports and Hobbies

This is a quick exercise in which students are asked to identify a sport or a hobby from a a series of pictures and then

Format for Academic writing

This exercise gives a student a handout with 5 different formats of the same writing sample. Looking at the handout they must decide which format

Super hero

So this one is a writing exercise. Students write a story about one of four hero pictures provided by the teacher. The teacher can use