The not-so-hidden resource - students

      Every classroom has them, and every teacher has no doubt used them at some time in their career. Many teachers have no doubt cursed them in the darker days of their lives.

      Indeed one colleague of mine once said that "teaching would be great if it wasn't for the students." Joking aside, students can be an invaluable resource, and for some perhaps the only resource.

      Average: 4.1 (7 votes)

      Chalk and cheese

      This activity looks at ways of making comparative forms by asking learners to compare things that are usually thought of as opposites.

      It can be used to revise structures or to present them as part of an inductive approach. It also encourages learners to be creative.

      Average: 3.1 (24 votes)

      The best place in the world

      This is a speaking exercise for pre-intermediate and intermediate level learners which provides them with an opportunity to review and practise the superlative form whilst personalising it.

      They also have general speaking practice as the exercise inevitably generates discussion.

      Average: 3.3 (16 votes)

      Comparatives and superlatives through pictures

      A short but fun way to revise comparatives and superlatives is to give students a blank piece of paper and ask them to draw an easy to draw object, such as a star, a tree, a flower or a house on it.

       

      Average: 3.8 (56 votes)

      Speaking activities

      On these pages you will find ideas for classroom activities which involve speaking.

      Latest Speaking Activity

      Average: 3.4 (74 votes)
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      Superlative questions

      This activity practises the superlatives in questions, and generates a great deal of student speaking. It is a highly personalised activity, asking the students to talk about their own experiences and opinions.

      • Prepare individual questions on slips of paper. The questions should all use the superlative form.
      Average: 3.6 (33 votes)
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