Thursday, 19 November 2015

Class survey

How to engage students in speaking activities? Let them do a class survey.

The task was meaningful, as the students had to find out how often their friends do different activities. We use it to practice Present Simple, adverbs of frequency and indoor activities vocabulary. My students worked in pairs. Each pair got a chart and a question they had to fill in accoring to the picture. Then each pair had to ask other students the question and to mark the answer on the chart.

Here's the chart template:

And here are the questions:

Thursday, 5 November 2015

In a restaurant

Last Tuesday my 5th-graders went to a pizza restaurant. Of course, it was an imaginary restaurant in our classroom. They acted out small scenes to practice ordering food. Some of them were waiters and waitresses and the others were customers. Everyone was involved and even shy students could shine.

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.