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by Brian
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Love is in the air...
Replies: 0
Views: 775

Love is in the air...

With Valentine's Day on the way, I thought I'd put some materials on my site. These are some FREE puzzle worksheets which can be used as warmers or fillers ...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com/romance.html

Hope your students enjoy them.

Brian
by Brian
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: listening resource
Replies: 0
Views: 658

listening resource

Dear Teachers, The comics on my site now have audio files so your students can listen while they read. The voices are all recorded by (British) native speakers. Just follow this link and choose a comic to read and listen... http://www.grammarmancomic.com/comics.html Hope your students enjoy them, Br...
by Brian
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Articles for use in the classroom - many topics!
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

If your students like sports, try these 5 articles...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com/free_sports.html

...each one is written with pre-intermediate / intermediate students in mind, and each has follow up vocabulary and grammar exercises.

Brian
by Brian
Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: More comics for the classroom
Replies: 0
Views: 631

More comics for the classroom

' Dear Teachers Grammarman website has updated. http://www.grammarmancomic.com There's a new episode of Grammarman, and other resources too. I hope your students will have fun using these materials to brush up on their grammar. I've got more to add later in the week, including some audio files of th...
by Brian
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:20 am
Forum: Applied Linguistics
Topic: "PAY ATTENTION TO"
Replies: 2
Views: 949

'
Darimana

Isn't it just an imperitive?

(Same as 'come in', turn on the light', 'open your books to page 20')

Brian


Grammar COMICS for you and your students...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com



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by Brian
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Some Advice on Large Classes
Replies: 55
Views: 81165

Dear god! 80 students crammed into a classroom? It sounds terrible. I'm amazed anything at all can get taught in a situation like that. I thought of one possible solution for when the weather is warm enough - maybe something that could be tried once in a while as a break from the norm... Identify te...
by Brian
Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Teaching slang to Japanese High School students
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

. Choose 12 really common ones (like G'day) and being with a matching activity. Students try to pair off the Aussie slang with the English counterpart. Maybe throw in some that will cause amusement, such as 'dunny'. Now challenge students to make a short dialogue using 6 or more of the slang terms. ...
by Brian
Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Confidence building exercises, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

What's a 101? I'm sure there must be some kind of activity suitable to it that can help your shy student.

Brian



Grammar comics for you and your students...

http://www.grammarmancomic.com





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by Brian
Fri Jan 20, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Confidence building exercises, please!
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Stromfi This probably sounds really obvious, but often students like that are shy to speak up in front of a whole class. You could try activities where she'll be working in small groups or pairs, when she can have more opportunity to speak without feeling like the whole class is listening. Another s...
by Brian
Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Adult Education
Topic: Does anyone else having trouble filling a 3 hour class?
Replies: 10
Views: 2289

I like Superhal's idea - breaking the lesson up into 6 slots means that every thirty minutes you can have a change of activity / pace. Sections of your lesson could inlcude: recap previous lesson / warmer activity pronunciation grammar focus skills work - reading / writing / listening or conversatio...
by Brian
Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Suggest me some sports which are good for kids above 6
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Have you seen the film 'Dodgeball'?

I can't imagine ANY kids not liking that game. We played it in school when I was a kid, and we loved it.

Brian

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Comics you can use in the EFL classroom

http://www.grammarmancomic.com

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by Brian
Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: activities for 1st and 2nd grade students
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

That age group loves songs that involve mimes, such as 'head, shoulders, knees and toes' and 'one finger, one thumb keep moving'. Also use a lot of TPR - games like Simon Says. Brian .................................................................... Find comics you can use to teach grammar at http...
by Brian
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: how can we teach the right pronunciation by games?
Replies: 6
Views: 1991

In books like 'Ship or Sheep' there are lots of nice little dialogues that focus on particular sounds. I find these great for pronunciation... "Good morning Mr. Church. Can I have some chops for the children's lunch?" ... having the sounds as part of a conversation they can practice in pairs seems t...
by Brian
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 10 quick ways to use a sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 2441

Surrealia's idea for number 12 can be extended into the 'Hotel Receptionists Game' 1. Put students in small groups (3 or 4 per group) 2. One representative from each group comes to the teacher - they are hotel guests and the rest of their team are receptionists. 3. The guests are all shown a sentenc...
by Brian
Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Computer Assisted Language Learning
Topic: Online comics and related activities - a new site
Replies: 0
Views: 1482

Online comics and related activities - a new site

Hi teachers, I've just put a new website online. There are comics with grammar-related content for EFL students. Each comic has a follow-up quiz/puzzle which encourages the students to read again, looking for clues and answers. Elsewhere on the same site there are games, downloadable goodies, readin...