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Mike Astbury

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Grammar Games

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  1. 1. mikeastbury.wordpress.com • My background and ‘Teaching Games’ • Session outline Grammar Games Practice and Production • Sentence Matching • Team gap fill • Class story • Group quiz • Team error correction Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  2. 2. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Sentence Matching Daniel suggested to go to the swimming pool. He decided to try the Spanish omelette. Sarah didn’t want to do much exercise. We’re planning going out later on. They would like having pizza tonight. I expect to win if we compete again. I’m looking forward to stay in a luxury hotel. He seemed to enjoy his big breakfast. Target language: infinitive + to / gerund Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  3. 3. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Sentence Matching Daniel suggested to go to the swimming pool. He decided to try the Spanish omelette. Sarah didn’t want to do much exercise. We’re planning going out later on. They would like having pizza tonight. I expect to win if we compete again. I’m looking forward to stay in a luxury hotel. He seemed to enjoy his big breakfast. Target language: infinitive + to / gerund Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  4. 4. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Sentence Matching Daniel suggested going to the swimming pool. He decided to try the Spanish omelette. Sarah didn’t want to do much exercise. We’re planning to go out later on. They would like to have pizza tonight. I expect to win if we compete again. I’m looking forward to staying in a luxury hotel. He seemed to enjoy his big breakfast. Target language: infinitive + to / gerund Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  5. 5. mikeastbury.wordpress.com 1. I’d like __________________ French fluently before my holiday next year. 2. I’ve never __________________ very well. I usually burn the food. 3. This week I’ll __________________ swimming every day because our hotel has a pool. 4. When I was young I __________________ the guitar really well but now I’m terrible. 5. Sarah works hard at school. Next year __________________ to university. 6. The band are very popular but we __________________ tickets to the concert. Team Gap-fill Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  6. 6. mikeastbury.wordpress.com 1. I’d like __________________ French fluently before my holiday next year. Team Gap-fill Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  7. 7. mikeastbury.wordpress.com 1. I’d like __________________ French fluently before my holiday next year. Team Gap-fill Target language: to be able to to be able to speak to be able speak Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  8. 8. mikeastbury.wordpress.com 1. I’d like __________________ French fluently before my holiday next year. Team Gap-fill Target language: to be able to to be able to speak to be able speak 6. The band are very popular but we __________________ tickets to the concert. Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  9. 9. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Class story Target language: non-defining relative clauses Once upon a time … Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  10. 10. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Class story Target language: non-defining relative clauses Once upon a time there was a fairy. She was friends with a girl. They met in a forest inTarragona near a house. One afternoon in winter the child got lost. She started to cry near a lake. The fairy appeared at the lake and took her home. Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  11. 11. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Class story Target language: non-defining relative clauses Once upon a time there was a fairy1. She was friends with a girl2. They met in a forest inTarragona3 near a house4. One afternoon in winter5 the child6 got lost. She started to cry near a lake7. The fairy8 appeared at the lake9 and took her home10. 1. who was wise and beautiful 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. who which where when whose Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  12. 12. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Class story Target language: non-defining relative clauses Once upon a time there was a fairy1. She was friends with a girl2. They met in a forest inTarragona3 near a house4. One afternoon in winter5 the child6 got lost. She started to cry near a lake7. The fairy8 appeared at the lake9 and took her home10. 1. who was wise and beautiful 2. whose parents were very busy 3. where the girl liked to play 4. which was 5. when it was very cold 6. who didn’t go to school 7. which turned into silver 8. who was worried about the girl 9. where the girl was waiting and feeling sad 10. which wasn’t very far away who which where when whose Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  13. 13. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Class story Target language: non-defining relative clauses Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016 Once upon a time there was a fairy. She was friends with a girl. They met in a forest in Tarragona near a house. One afternoon in winter the child got lost. She started to cry near a lake. The fairy appeared at the lake and took her home.
  14. 14. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Group quiz Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016 I’ve always ____ ____ ___ play football quite well
  15. 15. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Group quiz Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016 I’ve always ____ ____ ___ play football quite wellbeen able to
  16. 16. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Group quiz Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016 I’ve never been able to play the guitar Something you’ve never been able to do: _________________________ _________________________ Mike
  17. 17. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Team Error Correction Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  18. 18. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Team Error Correction Target language: to be able to Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016
  19. 19. mikeastbury.wordpress.com Thanks for listening Copyright – Mike Astbury 2016 For more games and activities go to www.mikeastbury.wordpress.com

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