This is an activity to be carried out before introducing phonemic symbols. It is designed to teach students:
I start with the seven vowel phonemes that the letters of the alphabet can be divided into. I encourage students to try and guess the sounds first (some of them are similar to sounds in Italian so these ones are fairly easy for my students).
This game is a good way to practise the vowel and diphthong sounds, and it is particularly enjoyed by young learners.
Sound pictures exploit young learners' love of drawing, associating pictures with sounds and spelling. This also helps students who have a visual learning style.
This is a communicative exercise to practise using question tags with rising intonation when you are not sure that your ideas are right.
This is a fun activity which helps students listen out for key words.
This is a speaking exercise for the future perfect and future continuous forms for intermediate and upper-intermediate students.
This is a fun activity to create a group story. Each student needs a blank sheet of paper and a pen. If possible, sit in a circle shape to play.
The present perfect is a tense that many students have problems with. Most course books provide only controlled grammar sentences where students choose the correct tense.