Last Wednesday was my first day at DELTA. It was such a tiring but also a full day for me. Of course, from day one I involved in lots of various activities with my new friends. Here is a brief selection from those that mostly caught my attention.
Get rid of the cards (Relative Clauses)
You can use this activity to revise vocabulary or some grammar topics. Actually I preferred to use it to revise relative clauses in my class. The aim of the activity is to get rid of all the cards until the end of the game.
- Beforehand prepare the questions and the answers on the same card as in the example.
Question: I talked to the girl. Her car had broken down in front of the shop.
Answer: I talked to the girl whose car had broken down in front of the shop.
- Tell students to fold the paper so that the answers are not readable from the others. On the other hand, the question side is open to the other students. (On one side the question, on the other side the answer is written.)
- Give four question-answer cards to each student
- Tell them to stand up and mingle with others.
- While walking around and they show the questions to others The student who cannot answer any question correctly has to get that card from his friend. If they answer a question correctly, they keep the cards.
- Divide the class into two groups.
- Tell the first group to line up around the class in a random order.
- Tell the other group members to choose a student from the first group and stand next to him.
- Set a question so that they can start a conversation.
- Don’t forget to set a time limit.
- When the time is up, the members of the second group move in the clockwise and match with a new partner.
- Set another question to be discussed then.
Picture Dictation (How to Teach Articles)
- Have you ever used picture dictation to teach articles
- Tell the students to draw a big table on a piece of paper.
- Tell them to draw a pair of shoes under the table.
- Then go on dictating the picture in your mind.
- The important thing is to start drawing the new object repeating the previous one using “the”.
If you have any memorable activities from your DELTA years; please share them with us.