1. WHITE/BLACK BOARD.- 7
ACTIVITY USING WHITE/BLACK BOARD 12
2. OVERHEAD PROJECTOR.- 13
ACTIVITY USING OVERHEAD PROJECTOR 17
4. WALL CHART 18
ACTIVITY USING WALL CHART 20
5. FLASHCARDS 21
ACTIVITY USING FLASH CARDS 25
6. WALL POSTERS 26
ACTIVITY USING WALL POSTERS 27
7. PICTURES.- 28
ACTIVITY USING PICTURES 30
8. RADIO TAPE.- 31ACTIVITY USING RADIO TAPE 34
9. TELEVISION 35
ACTIVITY USING TELEVISION 42
10. VIDEO 43
ACTIVITY USING VIDEO 45
11. COMPUTER 46
ACTIVITY USING THE COMPUTER 49
1. WHITE/BLACK BOARD.-
When you are using the board is a critical time to make sure you use lots of interesting and relevant language, as the students are often passive while the teacher is writingon the board and the teacher has their back to the class and so can't make eye contact with the students to get their attention and check that they are understanding. The fact you are doing something and speaking about it also means that students can understand what you are saying from the context and so should learn the language you are using by watching and listening.
Useful vocabularyconnected to the whiteboard or blackboard
* (A box of/ a piece of) chalk
* Board marker/ board pen
* Permanent marker (= the kind you mustn't use on the board!)
* Blu tack/ sellotape
* Chalk dust
* Board eraser/ board rubber
* To erase/ to rub off/ to wipe off/ clean the board
* Leave something on/ up
* To run out
* To wash off
* Pen cap* Magnets
* OHP (= overhead projector)
* A/ one/ this/ that section/ part/ bit/ side
* Top left corner/ bottom right corner (of the board)
* The centre/ middle (of the board)
* The top half/ bottom half (of the board)
* The right hand side/ left hand side (of the board)
* The right hand column/ left hand column/ middle column/ second column (from theleft)
Explaining what you are writing
* "The red pen is the meaning of the tense, the part written in black is the name of the tense, and the blue part is the typical mistake/ [If you always use the same color code] What does the red part (always) mean? And the black part? Good!"
* "The right hand column is the object, the middle column is the verb, and the column on the left is thesubject"
* "This symbol means 'not equal' and this symbol means 'opposite'"
* "'Adj' stands for adjective"
* "This upside down 'e' letter is called 'schwa'. It's the last sound in 'computer'"
* "The part of the sentence in brackets is optional"
* "The part in capital letters/ italics is the part of the sentence that needs to be corrected"
* "The underlined part is the partthat usually stays the same"
Eliciting things onto the board
* "What's the next word?"
* "Can anyone give me an example sentence?"
* "What's this sound? Where is it on the phonemic chart poster?"
While you are at the board
* "While I'm cleaning the board/ writing this up, can someone/ everyone take out your books/ move the tables back/ pass out these worksheets?"
* "Can everyone read that? What about the people at the back?"
* "Is my writing big enough?"
* "Don't be shy. I know my handwriting is awful, so tell me if you can't read anything"
* "Is that color okay?"
* "Please tell me if the reflection on the board is a problem"
* "Do you know what this word means?"
* "Can I wipe that off now?"
* "Has everyone finishedcopying it down?"
* "Have you finished with this part? Can I erase just this section?"
Adding extra information
* "Let me give you an extra example."
* "I'll write the phonemic symbols on to help you"
* "Let me mark every syllable as well as the main stress. That should help"
Asking students to copy things down
* "Can you copy (just) the table into your notebooks?"...