All Grammar articles – Page 8

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    Experiments: Ear gongs

    In this experiment, pupils see how sounds travel much more effectively through materials such as metal and string than through air. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise relevant vocabulary and verbs in the imperative. Students then complete a report using present and past tenses. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s ...

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    Experiments: Conductors and insulators

    Which materials are good conductors and which are good insulators? This experiment uses polystyrene foam, metal, wood, glass and plastic to explore the properties of conductors and insulators. Step by step teaching notes and student worksheets help teachers and students get the most from the experiment and develop language learning ...

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    Quiz: Present passives

    A card game at upper intermediate level to practise using present passives that can be played as a group game or a team game.

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    Experiments: 360-degree periscope

    In this experiment, students build a periscope and explore the effects of mirrors on the passage of light. The accompanying activities practise preposition phrases and writing a scientific report. Students predict the results of the experiment using future tense. Key vocabulary and practical teacher’s notes are included.

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    Teaching materials: Teaching with the help of songs

    This article by Paul Ashe suggests grammar activities and project work based around listening to music in the classroom.

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    Lesson Share: Grammar: Travel disasters

    Phrasal verbs relating to travel are the focus in Nicholas Whitley's entertaining upper intermediate lesson that also includes some fun illustrations.

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    Using art in the classroom

    A series of articles by Jamie Keddie containing lesson plans, teaching tips, and suggestions for using art in the classroom. 

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    Experiments: Rocket mice

    This fun experiment reinforces vocabulary and concepts associated with forces. Students make a rocket mouse and learn how to make it fly with the help of a plastic bottle. Matching and gap-fill activities help students revise and consolidate concepts connected to forces. Students then talk about their experiment and write ...

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    Lesson Share: CLIL: Making sense of road signs

    In this fun, hands-on lesson by Gabriela Grigoroiu, students identify and categorize a variety of road signs and then match them with their corresponding words in English.

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    Board game: can (ability)

    A fluency-based board game at elementary level to practise can in statements, negatives and questions.

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    The third lesson plan in this series by Keith Harding gives students practice in describing buildings and places, using prepositions and the passive. The lesson is available at two levels - elementary and intermediate - and contains comprehensive teacher's notes and student worksheets.

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    Dictionary skills: Part six

    The sixth set of worksheets in this comprehensive series of dictionary skills lesson plans by Tim Bowen.

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    Question time: wh- questions

    A card game at elementary level to practise wh- questions and answers.

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    The water cycle

    Demonstrate to the geography class how the water cycle works while teaching key subject vocabulary such as vapour, droplets, precipitation and condensation.

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    Secondary Economic Activity

    How does the manufacturing industry turn ‘inputs’ and ‘outputs’ into cold, hard cash? Learn all about the systems and stages involved in secondary economic activity in this animation with accompanying language support material.

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    Sea action

    Teach students how load is carried along the sea shore by a process called ‘longshore drift’.

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    Acid Rain

    How do we define acid rain? What causes it? What damage does it do? Show students how acid rain is formed and the harm it does to our environment in this set of useful CLIL resources.

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    Dictionary skills: Part five

    The fifth set of worksheets in this comprehensive series of dictionary skills lesson plans by Tim Bowen.

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    How an Engine Works

    Show your students how a petrol engine really works in this set of resources.

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    Hydrogen Power

    Students learn how hydrogen could one day be made and stored as a source of electricity.