Now available on the Worksheets page is the Simple Questions Board Game. It is a fun and effective review for low level learners, as well as an enjoyable change of pace for more advanced students. It can be played using a 6 sided die (for a quicker game), or with the accompanying spinner (for a slower game or for two players). To use the spinner, place a pen or pencil on the spinner center and give it a spin. Move the number of spaces indicated by the point of the pen or pencil. Give it a try!
Sports flashcards are now available from the Flashcards page. They work well for practicing expressions such as;
“Do you like ___ ?”
“What sports do you like (to play / to watch)?”
“What is your favorite sport?”
A new worksheet is available now on the Worksheets page. The Three Truths and One Lie worksheet is a good communicative exercise for practicing some basic grammatical structures in a fun and responsive way.
Students prepare their answers to the questions on the worksheet and write them down. There should be one untrue statement and three true ones.
Students then work with a partner, asking the questions on the sheet and listening to their partner’s answers. They then guess which statement is untrue using the structure at the bottom of the worksheet.
The student writes the partner’s name in the long box, then record the number of guesses their partner needs to find the lie. Then they switch roles and repeat, then find a new partner and do it again.
Encourage students to have fun with their initial statements, and higher level students can use follow-up questions and extend their conversations past simple ask and answer practice.
Happy New Year, everyone!
Now available on the Vocabulary Flashcards page are a set of flashcards I made to accompany a simple version of the children’s song “The Ants Go Marching”. They work well as simple activities vocabulary, and they can also be handy when teaching “I can..” as well as “to + …” infinitives of intent.
In addition to the phonics flashcards for practicing consonant clusters with H, flashcards for consonant clusters with R are now available on the Phonics Flashcards page. Enjoy!
I have been able to locate the last clean archived version of the old Hiconic site. You may access it via the Wayback Machine by clicking this link.
I am still working on migrating all the content, so until I do, feel free to use the archive.