Category Archives: Large Class Activity

Daily Routines as a genre

We often use ‘Daily Routines’ lessons to introduce or practise the simple present. Recently, however, I’ve tried looking from a genre perspective and asking what, exactly, is the purpose of these kinds of text. Who, also, is the audience? They are, … Continue reading

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Activity: Written Movie Review

Here is a very short text from http://metropolis.co.jp/ that shows nicely the Generic Structure Potential (GSP) of Written Movie Reviews: “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” The premise is strained in this Disney film about the holocaust, but the approach is fresh, … Continue reading

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Activity: Household phrasal verbs.

Phrasal verbs are one of the most difficult areas of language teaching. They are used extensively in natural conversation yet their meaning is often opaque. This is an activity for a Pre-Intermediate class using household phrasal verbs, such as ‘turn … Continue reading

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