(p.26) P2 - Tom has visited Nara once

By Michelle Pearce, 31 October, 2016

Having already learned the “have you ever ~ ?” grammar point, this revision exercise covers “have you ever written ~ ?” After a quick 5 question partner exercise, the student is challenged to attempt either an English poem or an English Haiku.

By Gary Grennan, 26 July, 2016
  • After giving a handout to each student read the story aloud and carefully explain the goal.
  • Make groups of 6 and have them assign the following roles to one another:  2 writers, 2 interviewers, 2 readers.
  • Interviewers go to different groups to get the clues.They memorise the read-out clue.
  • Readers read one clue each to the other interviewers.
  • Writers write down the newly memorised clue from their returning  interviewer.
By Helen Tran, 25 July, 2016
  • Before playing the game, quickly review the grammar point.
  • Students move their desks to form six groups.
  • OTE and ALT demonstrate how to play.
  • The aim of the activity is for students to collect as many cards as possible. At the end of the activity, the OTE will announce which card is the lucky card. For example, for every card with snake highlighted, the card is worth five points whereas all other cards are worth one point.
By Helen Tran, 25 July, 2016
  • OTE and ALT do a quick demonstration using gestures and the blackboard to show how to play.
  • Distribute a copy of the activity sheet to each student.
  • ALT quickly goes over the vocabulary in the grids.
  • Students have two chances of playing “Have you been to… battleships!”
  • Game 1: Students must draw five circles on the grid. The whole class will play against ALT.
By Helen Tran, 25 July, 2016
  • Before introducing the game, review what a continent is and ask for some examples.
By James Tohill, 22 July, 2016

Create a battleship style worksheet (two grids on a page, approx 6×6 each). Type the example sentence, “Have you seen ~ ?” or “Have you heard ~ ?” at the top of the page. Indicate that a O means, “Yes, I have” and an X means “No, I haven’t”. In each square type some things students may have seen or heard, for example, Tokyo tower or SMAP.

By Amanda Ribarchik, 22 July, 2016

It’s Bingo!

The grammar point lends itself fairly well to the format and allows students to learn more about the things their classmates have and have not done.

There’s various versions of Bingo out there and we all pretty much know how to play, but here’s a refresher on this version:

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