Our featured blog of the month award for January 2017 goes to Mike Astbury and his post Five simple games for teaching vocabulary

Mike offers five adaptable, easy-to-prepare vocabulary games for the classroom.

This month's shortlist features advice for students who don't do well in listening tests, a game for practising the present perfect, a vocabulary revision team game and ideas for encouraging cooperative learning.

Gianfranco ContiEleven intervention strategies for underachieving L2-listeners. Do you have students who don’t do well in listening tests? Gianfranco offers eleven intervention strategies that can help bring them up to scratch.

Peter PunPresent perfect game. Here’s a great game for practising the present perfect.

Cristina CabalVocabulary Competition: a Nice Simple Activity to Revise. Here’s a great way of starting your class off on the right foot: a vocabulary revision team game:

On the same pageCooperative Learning and the Language Classroom. Some great ideas from On the same page for encouraging cooperative learning – especially good for mixed ability classes.

 

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