quinta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2010
Match up! (Practicing Passive Voice, etc.)
A "match up" is always a good idea when we think about consolidating a grammar content which we've been working on. I taught Passive Voice to one of my private students two days ago and tomorrow I'd like to make a brief review before starting our class. So a "match up" came to my mind! It was late at night but let me tell you...it didn't take more than 15 minutes to prepare everything! I typed some sentences like "Monalisa...was painted my Leonardo da Vinci", or "Beautiful Stranger...was sung by Madonna", printed and then cut them in pieces so that the student is supposed to find the other part of the sentence. After I learned how to "deal" with "contact paper" (I have to confess I checked this word out in an online dictionary. I'm really not sure if that's the correct word for that) I got to the conclusion that it does wonders! Notice that you can practice lots of things using a simple "match up". Besides, it doesn't take much time from your class, the students like it because it's not a "common" exercise (I mean, from the book which is sometimes boring)and you get to great results!!