Tagged: grammar

Contractions, Plural Names, and Possessives Lesson Plan 4

Contractions, Plural Names, and Possessives Lesson Plan

One of the difficulties of English is identifying and recognizing contractions, plurals and possessives. This worksheet provides students opportunity to practice these forms by editing sentences containing mistakes in these forms. The activity Review...

Best teaching blog posts 0

Best teaching blog posts

I’d like to share with readers the  posts I’ve read recently. They all carry insightful thoughts and creative ideas that I hope will be of great interest to teachers and educators. Would da Vinci...

Teaching Restrictive and Non Restrictive Relative Clauses 1

Teaching Restrictive and Non Restrictive Relative Clauses

This activity requires that students have some knowledge of relative clauses. The aim of the activity is to help students distinguish restrictive (defining) relative clauses from non restrictive (non defining) clauses. The activity Write...

Using Texts to Teach Grammar 0

Using Texts to Teach Grammar

How to teach Grammar by using texts I have recently discovered Scott Thornbury’s blog A-Z of ELT. I think that this is one of the best English language teaching blogs. Just to give you...

Third Conditional Lesson Plan 0

Third Conditional Lesson Plan

Third conditional sentence This activity presents third conditional sentences. Students will be able to identify conditional sentence type three, its meaning and how it is formed. The activity Find an appropriate story to teach...

Grammar Poem Lesson Plan 0

Grammar Poem Lesson Plan

Grammar poem This is an activity that helps students develop an awareness of both grammar and writing skills. It can be carried out in a one-period session.  No materials are required apart from a...

Explicit or implicit grammar teaching? 10

Explicit or implicit grammar teaching?

Which grammar teaching method? In ESL and EFL grammar teaching methods are debatable. Some see grammar as the backbone of languages and learners should be presented with explicit grammar courses. Others, however, think that...

Teaching activity: compound nouns 0

Teaching activity: compound nouns

Compound nouns This activity teaches students compound nouns, their form and meaning. The materials required are cards and pens or pencils. It can last for 30 minutes. The activity On different cards, write down...

Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan 1

Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Plan

This activity will help students be able to identify the verb and the subject of any sentence and discover how the verb must agree with the subject in number regardless of the word (s)...

Vocabulary learning 8

The Lexical Approach

Since the publication of the “Lexical Approach” by Michael Lewis in 1993, Language teaching practices have been widely reviewed and discussed. So what are the features of the  Lexical Approach? Is it a revolution...