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  • 1. Interactive Story-Telling For Brain-friendly Exam Preparation.
  • 2. This presentation will show fun, creative ways to help students learn phrasal verbs and other language chunks through comic stories, interactive quizzes, and story- telling prompts. It will also show how to weave them into the types of grammatical -lexical transformation exercises you find in English exams for First certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels. This presentation will show fun, creative ways to help students learn phrasal verbs and other language chunks through comic stories, interactive quizzes, and story-telling prompts. It will also show how to weave them into the types of grammatical -lexical transformation exercises you find in English exams for First certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels.
  • 3. 1) The problem with phrasal verbs. 2) The problem with lists. 3) Multi-media fun. 4) The importance of context. 5) Eliciting meaning with the right questions. 6) Personalising phrasal verbs. 7) Creative ownership of the language. 8) Practice and repetition. 9) Tools, apps and quizzes. 10) Making exam questions meaningful and intuitive.
  • 4. This presentation will show fun, creative ways to help students learn phrasal verbs and other language chunks through comic stories, interactive quizzes, and story- telling prompts. It will also show how to weave them into the types of grammatical -lexical transformation exercises you find in English exams for First certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels. WAKE ..UP!!!!
  • 5. This presentation will show fun, creative ways to help students learn phrasal verbs and other language chunks through comic stories, interactive quizzes, and story- telling prompts. It will also show how to weave them into the types of grammatical -lexical transformation exercises you find in English exams for First certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels. Have you ever felt like you’re getting nowhere on a dreaded treadmill of boredom?
  • 6. This presentation will show fun, creative ways to help students learn phrasal verbs and other language chunks through comic stories, interactive quizzes, and story- telling prompts. It will also show how to weave them into the types of grammatical -lexical transformation exercises you find in English exams for First certificate, Advanced and Proficiency levels.
  • 7. Once students see the phrasal verbs in context, we must elicit meaning and get them thinking so that the new phrases become part of their mental language map.
  • 8. 1)What does Super Gran like to do before she goes out? 2) Why do you think she likes to do this? 3) What would happen if she didn’t do this? (elicit possible meanings for ‘rush out’…….) 4) Super Gran thinks it’s a bad idea to hurry and not take care of her appearance. Do you agree with this? 5) Do you ever rush out, and if you do, what happens? 6) Do you forget things or wear your shirt on back to front? 7) Think of a time you rushed out and tell the class about it. Describe anything funny, embarrassing or ridiculous that happened.
  • 9. 1) Why did the police take away Super Gran’s licence? 2) Do your teachers ever take away your mobile phone in class? 3) What would happen if they didn’t take away your phones? 4) Do you think that teachers should or shouldn’t take away your phones? 5) What would you do if you saw a baby about to eat something dangerous?
  • 10. Different ways to look at phrasal verbs. 1) Randomly through story-telling, movie clips, songs and according to lists in course books. 2) Phrasal family groups on mind maps, stories, word clouds, etc. 3) Phrasals with multiple meanings. For me I use approach number one if I have to cover what’s in the unit, approaches two and three for revision, recycling, fluency, memory work and test practice.
  • 11. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!!
  • 12. Different ways to look at phrasal verbs. 1) Randomly through story-telling, movie clips, songs and according to lists in course books. 2) Phrasal family groups on mind maps, stories, word clouds, etc. 3) Phrasals with multiple meanings. For me I use approach number one if I have to cover what’s in the unit, approaches two and three for revision, recycling, fluency, memory work and test practice.
  • 13. Different ways to look at phrasal verbs. 1) Randomly through story-telling, movie clips, songs and according to lists in course books. 2) Phrasal family groups on mind maps, stories, word clouds, etc. 3) Phrasals with multiple meanings. For me I use approach number one if I have to cover what’s in the unit, approaches two and three for revision, recycling, fluency, memory work and test practice.
  • 14. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!!
  • 15. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Click here for the quiz
  • 16. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools, apps and environments. Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools
  • 17. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools
  • 18. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools Bitstrips apps on facebook are created automatically. You can add your own captions and bubbles or you and your students can use the images you get and create stories around with story with phrasal verbs you are learning. Having simple images as hooks to generate Diverse associations with phrasal verbs is very creative in many ways indeed.
  • 19. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools Makebeliefscomix apps. Simple comic styles for practising phrasal verbs, personalising your story through character development and Learning more about language and self-expression. Makebeliefcomix website
  • 20. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools Makebeliefscomix apps. Simple comic styles for practising phrasal verbs, personalising your story through character development and Learning more about language and self-expression. Makebeliefcomix website Transforming transformations Key word transformations almost always have phrasal verbs and expressions tied into the grammatical transformation. It’s important to have students using these structures with phrasal verbs before they ever have to face them in practice test conditions or even before they know that they are part of testing.
  • 21. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools Makebeliefscomix apps. Simple comic styles for practising phrasal verbs, personalising your story through character development and Learning more about language and self-expression. Makebeliefcomix website Transforming transformations We can: 1) Put well-known structures into comic strips. Example so/such/tenses etc. 2) A great way to do this is to put the sentence structures into caption boxes and then add blank speech bubbles. Students can then be asked to fill in the story using certain phrasal verbs but all based on their own imaginations. These can be done as whole class collaborative stories until they are able to create their own. 3) After wards teacher can take their stories and
  • 22. Different ways to look at phrasal verbs. 1) Randomly through story-telling, movie clips, songs and according to lists in course books. 2) Phrasal family groups on mind maps, stories, word clouds, etc. 3) Phrasals with multiple meanings. For me I use approach number one if I have to cover what’s in the unit, approaches two and three for revision, recycling, fluency, memory work and test practice. Transformation link Exam English link. She was so disgusted with his behaviour that she …….
  • 23. Sometimes the right movie clip says it all….. RUSH OUT!!!! Other quiz tools Quizlet Club EFL More quiz tools Makebeliefscomix apps. Simple comic styles for practising phrasal verbs, personalising your story through character development and Learning more about language and self-expression. Makebeliefcomix website THE END