All Grammar articles – Page 6

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    Experiments: How strong is that wind?

    In this experiment, pupils make a wind monitor from different weights of material. Students find illustrated objects in a wordsearch and understand the strengths of different winds before writing a report on the experiment. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Comparisons: Science

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of science, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

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    Your English: Word grammar: low

    There’s no need to feel low; Tim Bowen is here to lift your spirits with another dose of Word grammar .

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    Bodies in orbit

    What keeps the moon up in the sky? Why is Pluto no longer a planet? Students practise making notes based on a teacher-led listening and find the answers to questions through listening. A third activity on ‘Dwarf planets’ tests students’ ability to remember and interpret what they have heard.

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    Grammar and vocabulary: What is Standard English?

    A discussion and explanation on the concept of Standard English.

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    Comparisons: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of comparison from the area of geography, covering grammatical patterns and structures, useful verbal phrases and specific prefixes.

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    Caught in the act

    In this lesson plan, students learn different vocabulary for sporting activities and revise the past continuous.

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    Spider's fear for the future

    In this lesson plan, students ask a partner questions to complete a text about an environmentalist’s concerns. This helps students to practise several verb tenses and question forms.

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    Comparing capitals

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to compare capital cities London, England and Tallinn, Estonia.

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    Spot the Ecological Difference

    In this ecological information exchange activity, students ask and answer questions about their pictures of a busy street scene. Vocabulary provided includes: traffic, trees, pure water, solar power and clean air. Includes focused practice of there is/there are and many/much/a lot of.

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    Inventions

    Who invented the teabag? When was the paperclip invented? Which invention might you find in a kitchen and a church? This series of activities gets students in teams to find out the answers to these questions while learning all sorts of fascinating facts! A follow-up activity focuses on past tenses ...

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    Winter wonderland

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs and discuss Harbin, China’s ice lantern festival. Through the activity, students practise their speaking skills and the present perfect continuous tense.

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    Unusual laws from around the world

    In this lesson plan, students pose questions about unusual laws and discuss which ones they think are true. The exercise focuses on reading and speaking skills.

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    Cause and effect: Geography

    Keith Kelly looks at examples of the language of cause and effect from the area of geography, covering verb phrases, noun phrases and connectors, such as adverbs and conjunctions.

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    The media: Communication

    This lesson plan introduces the different types of media as well as expressions of time.

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    People and the economy

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about different jobs while practising the present simple, singular and plural nouns and prepositions of place.

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    Comparing the planets

    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about the planets while practising vocabulary words such as ‘galaxy’ and ‘satellite’ and using commas and decimal points to write numbers as English speakers do. The worksheet also reinforces comparative adjective such as ‘longer’ and ‘hotter’.

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    Grammar focus: Plants

    In this lesson plan, young learners match phrases to items in a fun illustration, read a text and circle the correct verb form to complete sentences. The activities consolidate superlatives and subject-verb agreement, while reinforcing pupils’ understanding of the life cycle of plants.

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    Your English: Word grammar: front

    There’s good news on the Your English front as Tim Bowen dissects some more useful word grammar.

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    Grammar focus: Energy

    In this lesson plan, pupils classify countable and uncountable nouns while learning vocabulary words such as ‘solar panels’ and ‘petroleum’. The activities are suitable for pupils to complete individually or together as a class.