By Teresa Ortiz:
All multi-level. Print out a master copy and then another couple to cut up.
Elicit the vocab and write it on card, then cut it up for students to match, test, spell, guess …….
literacy learners can work on initial consonants and use the cards to look/say/cover/write/check
and the same for French.
Places – vocab learning (match/test/guess etc) then put 2 next to each other for the ## is next to the ## / three for the ## is between the ## and the ## / then set up a little street for the ## is opposite the ## . Excuse me, is there a ….. near here? / Where is the?
next day can set up a more complex street and students can give each other directions. Go straight on, turn left at the roundabout, go under the bridge, past the police station and it’s on your right, opposite the mosque. Higher level students can write sets of instructions for each other in pairs to guess the places.
use the places for more detailed vocabulary (barbed wire/ sand / drain pipe / grass/ bushes/ road sign) and practice with there is/ there are and count/uncount expressions of quantity. then guessing games to practise the vocab and question forms.
places in town
Tools – vocab learning I need/ can I borrow etc... my ## is broken so I need a ## / you use a hammer to….. Higher levels- small groups – can only choose three – which are most useful and why
tools and emergency home
Household and other vocabulary – after matching and testing can be used for I need/ I want / can I have / can I borrow / can you pass me/ could you get me / could you lend me……….. Where is the? It’s on / next to / under….. Higher levels could put them in order of most useful, most necessary. Also its a thing for + ing / to inf
bathroom essentials (1)
Clothes – vocab learning / shopping scenarios as before + can I try it on /change it / adjectives: tight/loose/baggy/nice/too big /too small/ not big enough/ describing people: he she is wearing
containers for food (1)
cooking and eating
Food and drink can be used for: vocab matching, spelling etc then: like/don’t like, do you like? / shopping – can I have a…. some…… a kilo of….. / Id like a …..some…. for beginner- elementary. Elem-pre-int can look at the pictures & vocabulary in more detail – the individual fruit & vegetables – count /uncount/ introduce adjectives – tasty/sweet/spicy/juicy/hot/delicious/cold/healthy/unhealthy/cheap/expensive and comparatives.
Jobs: Beginners vocabulary with he is/she is/ they are. guessing games in small groups: Is he/she a …….? no he/she isn’t. Introduce other verbs: a nurse works in a hospital etc. A police officer arrests people/ a doctor cures people / an electrician fixes lights….
then guessing games for question practice – does he/she work in a hospital? Does she fix toilets? etc
Elem pre-int can do the same but at a higher level – a solicitor is a lawyer who prepares your case and….
in small groups you can elicit all these things and write them on card as you go along and then cut them up for students to match and test each other.
Transport – get on / get off / get in / get out of / prepositions – by /on – describe their journeys I came by… / comparatives -# is faster/ slower/ cheaper/safer/than #. Have you ever driven/ ridden /traveled/ been….
transport places and people