ESL Listen Carefully
“Listen Carefully” is a simple game for young learners. This game is a great way to practice sentence forming in a way that is not boring for your students! Its also a great way to practice ESL listening skills.
1. First do an example and then choose one student that will give instructions to the other students.
e.g The student says “Stand up” and then all the other students must stand up.
2. The student gives more instructions to the class but does a different action.
e.g student says “Walk to the window” but the student who says the action walks to the door.
Students who don’t do the correct action are eliminated.
After, change the student who is giving the instructions.
After some practice, students will love this activity and its a great way to practice revision and sentence formation.
ESL Listen Carefully “Listen Carefully” is a simple game for young learners. This game is a great way to practice sentence forming in a way that is not boring for your students! Its also a great way to practice ESL listening skills. Method 1. First do an example and then choose one student that will give […]
This lesson uses Daft Punks “Harder Better Faster” and is a better alternative to the Kayne West version as it contains no bad language etc.
1. Before class, print a copy of the lyrics and cut the verses up.
2. Put students in groups and explain that they are going to listen to a song and you want them to organise the lyrics into the correct order.
Note: The lyrics start from around 0:30 and the set of printed lyrics ends at 2:30
3. As they listen to the song, students organise the lyrics into the correct order.
4. After they have listened to the song ask the students to underline the comparatives they can find in the lyrics. If they have not studied them before give them an example and ask them to find more examples.
5. After this it could be a good opportunity to look at the superlatives. Ask the students to write the superlative form of the words that they have underlined.
Get students to write the base form of the adjective and the superlative form.
6. Now get the students using and practicing by making comparative sentences and then using the superlative.
Download the Handout
More comparative songs
Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
Justin Bieber – Never Say Never
Des’ree – You Gotta Be
Comparative and Superlative Games and Online Games ActivitiesBritish Council – Comparatives superlatives for kids
Loads of game ideas here for comparative adjectives
Even more activities can be found here (Link removed as this website now charges for content)
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