Poem

Grammar Poem

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In this simple activity, students write a poem using only a limited number of given words. The limited words are important - first of all, they oblige the students to use the target grammar form, and secondly, the constraint of having a limit actually helps their creativity.

The First Day

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The school was big, really big

I didn’t want to go

There were lots of kids, tall kids

Kids I didn’t know

 

I saw some friends from primary school

But only three or four

How many kids were in this school?

A thousand, maybe more!

 

Sentence Search

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This is a pronunciation game focusing on sentence stress patterns. In particular, it aims to raise awareness that pronouns and possessives are not normally stressed. If your students stress them my mistake, the listener will look for a contrastive meaning.

Nightmare Hotel

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Here's a song/rhyme to focus on the pronunciation of the past tense ending -ed. There are three audio tracks to download: the poem read aloud; the poem read aloud with backchained drill repetitions for students to pause and repeat, and finally, the poem as a song lyric accompanied to music.

Shop of Dreams

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Students look at a picture and try to describe it from memory. They listen to a poem and relate it to the picture. Then they read the poem and decide on the points of view in each verse.

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