Tell the students you have a cough today but you are still going to do a dictation. If they don’t hear words, they will just have to guess what you said.
Read out a joke like the one below and dictate as usual but don’t read all the words – cough instead of saying certain words e.g. Eleven people were cough on a rope, under a helicopter, ten men and one cough.
Eleven people are hanging on a rope, under a helicopter, ten men and one woman. The rope is not strong enough to carry them all, so they decide that one has to leave, because otherwise they are all going to fall . They are not able to name that person , until the woman makes a very touching speech . She says she will voluntarily let go of the rope, because as a woman she is used to giving up everything for her husband and kids , or for men in general, and is used to always making sacrifices with little in return. As soon as she finishes her speech , all the men started clapping their hands ......
Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today...
Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace...
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Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger In a brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one Teacher Training Center
Take 3-4 large pictures/photos and stick them on card. Pictures can come from Sunday supplements, travel brochures, calendars, magazine adverts etc. Pictures specific to students’ interests will motivate them e.g. film stills, cartoons, news stories, famous paintings, famous people.
cut out the picture in two pieces.
Give each student in the class a jigsaw piece. They must not show their piece to anyone.
Students then mingle and question each other about what is on their puzzle piece to try and find the other person with the piece of the same jigsaw.
The object of the game is to find the other and put together the jigsaw.
Using real examples from the class will ensure that they are meaningful for students. If you add some very silly ones, you will get the attention of students and they may be motivated to add their own examples.
* concentrate on allowing students to hear the target language. Later they can see the written form, but now they should be digesting the meaning through the context and teachers’ questions
Students write sentences under their pictures and display them on the class notice board.
Make it a game. Have students write their can / can’t sentences on cards without the names of the stars. Put them all up on the class wall and get students to read all of them and try to match them to the correct stars. Students can be encouraged to find out some interesting facts about what the stars can or can’t do for homework. Students won’t mind doing this if it is about stars they like!
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