Four Ways to Use a Future Forms Revision Board Game

Level: strong elementary to advanced.
Scope: teens to adults.
Type: board game.
Skills: speaking and listening (student conversations).
Language focus: “going to” and “will” future forms; any and all future forms revision.

Text reconstruction activities

Levels: elementary to advanced.
Ages: older kids; teens; adults.
Type: a variety of activities to do with reconstructing texts.
Skills: listening; speaking; reading; writing.
Language focus: grammar – textual cohesion; other grammar and vocab points as they arise.

Language activities with Wordle and word clouds

Levels: elementary to advanced.
Ages: kids; teens; adults.
Type: quite a few uses for the famous word cloud generator, and some links to many more.
Skills: listening; speaking; reading; writing; pronunciation.
Language focus: various vocabulary and grammar points.

Interpreting Dialogue

Levels: strong pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: teens; adults.
Type: creating, performing and reviewing dialogues based on short, authentic text.
Skills: listening; speaking; reading; writing; pronunciation (conveying feelings and status).
Language focus: grammar and vocab structures as they arise; formal and informal spoken registers.

DIY Board Game

Levels: strong elementary to advanced.
Ages: kids; teens; adults.
Type: board game; conversations.
Skills: listening; speaking; writing; pronunciation (difficult phonemes).
Language focus: question forms; vocab revision.

Category-Match Newspaper Reading

Levels: strong pre-intermediate to advanced.
Scope: teens; adults.
Type: reading from whole newspapers; conversations about the news.
Skills: listening; speaking; reading; writing.
Language focus: grammar and vocab structures from the ‘papers.

Intonation awareness – Football Fever

Levels: pre-intermediate to advanced.
Scope: teens; adults.
Type: responding to excited sports commentary; dictogloss.
Skills: listening; writing; pronunciation (sentence stress and chunking, conveying feelings through intonation).
Language focus: grammar and vocab structures (and register) from the commentary.