Σάββατο, 30 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Nouns, ordinal numbers









How many blocks of flats are there in the noun town?
How many floors are there in your block of flats?
Which words live on the twelfth floor?
Building Blocks can build up learners' grammatical competence along with their motor skills.

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Oral Prompts







Do you have 3' to spare?
Then these oral prompts is all you need. Students pick 5 sticks each and "speak their mind" in pairs.
This game is bound to boost your students' communicative and pragmatic competence, as they have to make themselves understood, answer a question just by listening to it, give an appropriate response. Useful language can be written at the back where necessary.
Ideal for learners with short attention span as well as fidgety ones.
The sticks can also be used as random name pickers for pair or group work.

Σάββατο, 23 Ιανουαρίου 2016

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Tenses



Building Blocks can build up learners' grammatical and syntactic competence along with their motor skills. This game is particularly useful for visual and kinaestetic learners but also for auditory ones if combined with a catchy tense song. All they have to remember is how many blocks they used to build each tense.

 Building materials for Present S., Present Pr., Past S., Past Pr.:

different coloured blocks for subjects and verbs
4 sides of one block for the auxiliary verbs
3 sides of another block for the inflectional morphemes necessary for the formation of those tenses.

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Clothes



Doing textbook activities is not your "cup of tea"?
Then these plastic cups are just right for you!!
A great game if you use the integrated-skill instruction.
A fun way to practise Present Simple, Present Progressive along with  vocabulary (items of clothing, accessories and physical appearance). 
Learners can ask each other questions like "What does she look like?" or "What is she wearing?
Alternatively, it can be played like the "Guess who" board game, where learners have the same set of cups and ask each other questions like "Is she wearing a hat?","Does she have long hair?" until they guess who the right figure is.

Happy mnemonics by Bogiou Theodora - Jobs



Doing textbook activities is not your "cup of tea"? 
Then these plastic cups are just right for you!!
A great game if you use the integrated-skill approach and a fun way to teach Present Simple (e.g. What does he do?) and job related vocabulary (e.g. uniform, pilot)