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by Brian
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Good 'punishments' or forfeits for games
Replies: 8
Views: 12822

My Thai teen students came up with this funny forfeit, where the loser had to stand up and do a chicken dance, wiggling their ass and flapping their elbows like wings. All the kids sang some chicken song in Thai, which I've never heard before - but they all knew. It seemed like light-hearted fun, ra...
by Brian
Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Homer Simpson
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Homer Simpson

So you think you know The Simpsons? Give my Homer Simpson quiz a try (20 questions) It's here: www.grammarmancomic.com/homer.html I made it to use with higher level teen students - to have fun guessing missing words from context ... but I bet there are a few teachers out there who love watching The ...
by Brian
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: card game (for grammar)
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

card game (for grammar)

Dear teachers,

I've made a card game for students to practice all kinds of grammar. It's free to download and print.

Get it here: www.grammarmancomic.com/circuits.html

Cheers!

Brian
by Brian
Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Riddles
Replies: 0
Views: 1041

Riddles

Do you have access to an ICT suite or CALL room? I think riddles are a really fun way to get students enthusiastic about studying English ... so I've added 12 riddles to my website, here: http://www.grammarmancomic.com/riddles.html Some of the riddles aren't easy, but the answers are provided - and ...
by Brian
Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Lesson for 200 Senior High School students
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

Wow - what a brilliant idea! I think with some careful preparation it would be a real winner. I think students would really enjoy it. You could give them shopping lists too - like a scavenger hunt. They've got to get a blue t-shirt in medium size, change some currency at the bank, drop off a suit at...
by Brian
Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: comics
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

I forgot to mention that there's a quiz for the students' comics, so that's another way of using the comics for a reading activity. You can print the quiz off before class. Students can work in pairs - there are 20 questions, and 2 answers can be found in each comic. I tried this with my class and t...
by Brian
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Music-Running Dictation
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

How do you use a song for a running dictation? Do you mean you have the song lyrics pinned to a wall and the students run back and forth relaying the words to a partner? With my Pre-int and Int classes, I've recently used 'Soak Up the Sun' (Sheryl Crow) and 'Angels' (Robbie Williams) for song activi...
by Brian
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Cartoon pictures in class
Replies: 7
Views: 6482

Jetgirly

I've just ordered that book. Our head of English agreed to buy it for the centre if I'm willing to give a workshop on using comics in the classroom.

Can't wait to read it.

Brian
by Brian
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: comics CALL room reading activity
Replies: 0
Views: 1095

comics CALL room reading activity

Hi Teachers, Do your students enjoy comics? I've just added 10 comics to my website. They were all made by students. Here they are: www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html#third This collection could be used as a fun reading activity. If you use it, could you encourage your students to leave a feedback c...
by Brian
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: comics
Replies: 0
Views: 2652

comics

Hi Teachers, Do your students enjoy comics? I've just added 10 comics to my website. They were all made by students. Here they are: www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html#third This collection could be used as a fun reading activity. If you use it, could you encourage your students to leave a feedback c...
by Brian
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: English Teaching Professional
Replies: 3
Views: 4399

I emailed the editor, Helena Gomm, three or four times last year. She wrote a personal email response each time - and usually within a day of me emailing her.

Brian
by Brian
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: comics
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

comics

Hi Teachers, Do your students enjoy comics? I've just added 10 comics to my website. They were all made by students. Here they are: www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html#third This collection could be used as a fun reading activity. If you use it, could you encourage your students to leave a feedback c...
by Brian
Sat Apr 14, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Cartoon pictures in class
Replies: 7
Views: 6482

Hi Canibal Clown If you want to do a comic strip project with your students, try my webquest. It's got teaching notes you can print off: www.grammarmancomic.com/wquestmenu.html And here are some examples of comics students have already made: www.grammarmancomic.com/sscom.html I've run this project w...
by Brian
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Road Runner cartoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Ok - the past simple one is ready!

It's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCEUz763Rz4

I think I might do ones with present perfect or 'going to' also. Or maybe mixed tenses.

Hope your students like them,

Brian
by Brian
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Road Runner cartoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1649

Thanks, Lorikeet You're right - as a first attempt, I have to confess that this is a bit hit and miss. The main idea behind it is that there's a wealth of free (if illegal) material online, where humour and story is communicated purely visually (Mr. Bean is another classic example). I'm imagining th...