Lessons from Nothing: Activities for Language Teaching with by Bruce Marsland PDF

By Bruce Marsland

ISBN-10: 0521627656

ISBN-13: 9780521627658

Classes from not anything is a useful source for busy academics far and wide who're trying to find easy-to-use actions that don't require vast amenities or practise. it's a functional resource of round 70 language instructing actions that inspire interplay and co-operation within the school room. specific positive aspects: * actions for fast use * actions for every age and degrees * transparent presentation * no photocopying required.

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Anything to get the students involved in the situation developing around them. The result should be a dynamic collection of simultaneous and unique interactions in the target language. 3. You can use situations arising from such activities in more specialised `one to one' improvisation scenes. Situations which can be utilised for particular language focus: * * * an improvisation of a football coach training players could be used for imperative forms; a scene where spies report back after a mission would bring out reported speech; interviews with `famous people' are useful for question forms.

Give each sculptor an adjective: Angry, sad, scared, tired, nervous, hot, cold, hungry, thirsty, sick, crazy, lazy, etc. 4. Each `sculptor' chooses a `statue' to work with, and ± without touching ± tries to mould him or her into a representation of their adjective. 5. When all the statues are complete, the sculptors try to guess each other's words. Then the `statues' and `sculptors' swap roles, and you give each pair a new adjective. 6. 26), which can also be used with older learners. 32 Activities using no resources Variation Another language point which can be tackled in this way is the present continuous tense.

19 Activities using no resources Variation for adult students Many adults, however, will enjoy the opportunity to practise their public speaking skills, so a topic for a short presentation could be set for homework. In class, the other students could then comment on how the presentation could have been improved, could provide `questions to the speaker', or could make an opposing presentation. To inspire discussion, students could be asked to prepare presentations which have contrasting titles. These will depend on the needs and interests of individual students, and only the teacher `on the spot' is in a position to judge whether topics are likely to be successful or not.

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