May 20

Grammar-based Conversation

It’s sometimes hard finding a good balance between conversation and grammar production – especially if the grammar point is particularly dull and difficult to work into everyday conversation. A good way of combining the two is to make double-sided question cards.Make a series of questions which focus on a particular grammar point and then instead of putting the verb in the correct form, give the infinitive. On the back of the question card, give the verb in the correct form.

For example, you could have questions practising gerunds and infinitives which would be suitable for an upper-intermediate class, and questions practising past participles, using the present perfect, which could be used with a pre-intermediate class.

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Posted May 20, 2009 by Teresa Bestwick in category Grammar Activities

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