- Before the lesson, put the cards with phrases you’re going to introduce today around the room. Each card has a phrase with one word replaced with a drawing.
- Introduce new phrases.
- Encourage the students to walk around, look at the cards and retrieve ( = try to remember) the whole phrase, replacing the drawing with a missing word.
- Under these cards, there is a second layer of cards – just the drawings. At some point in the lesson, take off the top layer of cards and encourage the students to retrieve the whole phrases again.
- Leave the just-the-drawing cards as clues for writing/speaking task later on – while students are doing the task, they can have a look around and, hopefully, remember the language they’re to use.
- You can create a handout with the same drawings – it may become an exit ticket, a homework task, a short test next time you meet. You can ask for a full phrase or a sentence with a phrase.
Sample cards for “to turn your life around”:
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