If you have an electronic Interactive Whiteboard, or a computer with a data projector, the phonemic chart can be used in class to recycle and reinforce recently learned vocabulary, at the same time as revising the phonemic symbols.
All these activities assume that learners have had at least some initial introduction to the phonemic alphabet.
Submitted by Chris Trickett on 24 April, 2008 - 06:29
If you've got a confident class with a passion for debate this activity could be the ideal way to allow learners to let off a bit of steam, while allowing the teacher to retain relative control over the language used.
It is an interaction between holidaymakers demanding a refund, and travel agents determined not to give it.
On the Learn English Kids website you can find a wealth of resources and activities to help children develop their English skills. Here are tips for using and exploiting materials about the topic of clothes, including vocabulary work, skills work to practise reading and listening, and suggestions for further development and creative work.
To revise new vocabulary I keep a vocabulary bag in the classroom for the term. When we study new vocabulary in a lesson I write the words on strips of card (one word on each) and put the cards in the vocabulary bag.
I use the vocabulary bag to play different games to revise the words in the bag.
This activity is all about manners and etiquette. This can be an interesting topic to discuss with your students, especially if there are cultural differences regarding norms of behaviour between the country you're working in and the UK.
This activity was first published on the British Council's Language Assistant website.
In the project students can find out more about all the planets, focus on one individual planet (Saturn) in a fun way, listen and/or read a story about a planet (The Cold Planet) and finally produce a creative and enjoyable piece of art work based on what they have learnt.
Invent a Planet is an idea for project work for young learners based on the materials available on our site for young learners
Sports Mixer is an online game for young learners on the British Council's site for young learners, LearnEnglish Kids. In the game children will practise vocabulary related to sports clothes and equipment.