Thursday, 4 December 2014

My Room Game - Prepositions of place

In this powerpoint game students learn/review the prepositions of place (in/on/under/next to/above/near/in front of), pronouns it/they and some furniture words.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Review the possessive adjectives my/your, his/her with this ppt game

It's a very easy game for young students to help them review/learn the possessive adjectives my/your and his/her. There are 10 slides with 2 possessives to choose from. If they make a mistake, an angry cloud appears and there's thunder and lightning. If they're right, they see a rainbow.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Questions game - Fruit Machine

 You will need flashcards to play this game. 
  It goes like this: a player presses the button "Fruit Machine" and gets a question. He reads it and chooses a flashcard (that has the answer to that question) from the several piles on the table (I use the flashcards for Fly High 1 and from the Boys and Girls game , but you can choose your own cards and change the questions correspondingly, as the game is editable).
   For example, if the question is "What is it?" he can take a card with a train and say "It's a train." 
  If the question has been read and answered correctly, the student gets a token (you can find them in the Boys and Girls game). If he makes a mistake , the person who can correct it, gets that token instead.

Here's the game:       Fruit Machine
  If you have no access to the Internet, you can write the questions on some slips of paper.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Dustbin Games to Practise Question Words

Here are two games I've made for my elementary students to practise some of the question words.
  There are 4 dustbins with different questions on them. Students have to put the answers into the bins with the corresponding questions.

 Game 1 (Who is this? What's your name? How are you? How old are you?)
Game 2 (What colour? How many? What is it? What is your favourite toy?)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

A calendar with lots of activities (4 seasons) to practise speaking/writing

Here are some ideas on how to use this calendar:
  1. As you can see, each month has three identical weeks and one different, which can be used for practising Present Simple/Continuous (e.g. I usually go to the swimming pool on Friday, but today I'm going to the skating rink.), Present Perfect (e.g. I have been to the cinema three times this month.), Past Simple/Continuous ( e.g. I called you yesterday but you weren't at home. - Oh yes, I was having a karate lesson then.)
  2. Practise saying the date, review days of the week
  3. Learn/review lots of action verbs/places
  4. Practise using "going to", "have to", "must"
  5. Revise the prepositions of place and time (in February, in winter, on Monday, on the 1st of August, at the weekend, at the beginning/end/in the middle of the month/week, at the cinema, to the theatre)
The calendar is editable, so you can change anything you want once you download it.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Boys and girls - a speaking game/activity for young students

   I made this game to help my first and second graders learn to talk about people's names, age and mood (sad/happy). It's also a good way to revise colours and numbers (1-14), as well as practise making affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences using to be (am, is are) and different pronouns
   There are 14 boys, 14 girls and 7 sets of tockens. Here's an example of how to play:

 Spread the boy cards on the table and hide 7 pots with gold and 7 ghosts underneath. Your partner looks away so that he doesn't see where you place the tockens. He turns back when you're ready and describes one of the boys (He is red and happy. What's his name? How old is he?) You answer the questions, pick up the card and put it away. Your partner gets the tocken hidden under it.  Then he chooses 6 more boys and you both follow the same pattern again. The aim of the game is to get as many pots with gold as possible. Once your partner has chosen 7 boys, then it's your turn to guess. In the end, you compare the number of pots with gold you've got and find out who the winner is.

This is only one of many possible variations. You can use other tockens as well, or only one of them (put it under one of the boys/girls cards and let your partner guess the card you've chosen - asking questions, of course). The Easter eggs could be used for Egg Hunting game. Children can also practise spelling the names on the cards, thus revising the alphabet. You can practise using have got/has got, possessive pronouns (my/her/his/their etc.) Just use your imagination :-)