Engaging Exam Exercises
Here are the slides from the talk I gave at the FECEI annual conference, held in Madrid last weekend. If there are any questions about any of the activities, leave a message in the comments below or feel free to email me.
Thanks to the wonderful Sandy Millin for reminding me that I was going to post links to the activities from the slides:
Dice Games – these can be downloaded from my Activities page
You can find an explanation of SPRE in this blogpost and there’s a bit about using guided visualisations in this blogpost. The idea of the final activity was to helo learners with creative writing – by doing a guided visualisation and using the SPRE format for story-writing, we can help our learners become more effective writers, especially when they’re trying to do so in the pressure of an exam
Teresa, hi. My name is Diana – I attended your lecture in Madrid. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge – it was so needed! I took notes of all the activities you suggested and I am starting to implement them as we speak.
Thanks for taking the time to comment. It’s great to hear that you found the session useful and I hope your learners are enjoying the activities too!
It looks like there is a great set of activities here, but I can’t always work out what they are! Are you going to share any of them on your blog separately (or have you already?)? Thanks!
Thanks so much for reminding me that I was going to put the actual links to the activities in the post! My new favourite activity is definitely Spot the difference – minimal prep and maximum talking time!