Place setting with napkin on top of plates.

Table Manners

Allowing students to talk about their culture in the classroom is a great opportunity to for them to share a part of themselves with other students and their teachers. It also helps students recognize and respect differences and learn about their host culture. This great activity by Ann Flood in her book English Teacher Training …

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Picture demonstrating the game: Two columns, one column titled Water, the second titled Food. There is one check under the water column labeled "water" and two checks under Food. One check is labeled "Apple" and one is labeled "Hotdog"

Categories

Activity Name: Categories Areas of Practice: ListeningSource: Five-Minute Activities: A Resource Book of Short Activities, by Penny Ur and Andrew WrightSetup: Prepare a list of words that students have already learned that can be broken into two categories (e.g., food/drink;big/small; months/seasons)Procedure: Write the title of each category on the board, separated by a vertical line, to make two columns. …

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Cards demonstrating the game. "I have A, who has Q?" "I have Q, who has M?" "I have M, who has B?"

“I Have, Who Has?” Game

A fun activity to help your students practice vocabulary by hearing, speaking and reading the vocabulary words. This is a great way to practice vocabulary and can be used with words or pictures (or both!) on the cards. Areas of Practice: lists of vocabulary (alphabet, months, days, etc.); reading; speaking; listeningSetup: You’ll need to create cards for …

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