Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Vocabulary Activities

This title in the Oxford Basics series has lots of good ideas for teachers of young learners.The activity we have selected, What's Missing? is a creative way of reviewing groups of items connected with a place or situation, for example, things on a table at mealtimes.

Gather together the actual items if possible, or else pictures of them. Review the words, saying the name of each item as you show it, and getting the learners to repeat. Then tell the learners to turn away, and while they aren't looking, remove one of the items. When they turn back, the first person to name the missing item takes the place of the teacher.

Slattery, M. (2004) Vocabulary Activities, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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