I am in the last few days of term and I am flagging. I am waving, waving, waving. I need some help. My plan is to send students off for Easter with a list of tasks to do for the next 55 days before the exam. The idea, hopefully, is that they do an activity a day and then improve a little bit at a time. Now, I got to 55 higher exam points and then inspiration disappeared like a colleague when some tidying up needs doing. Therefore, I am asking for some help. Can you suggest some possible tasks for foundation students? It can be anything, but the idea is to develop a skill. After all, students struggle with revising for English as they do not understand that English is about skills.
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43. Learn how to use dashes instead of brackets and brackets instead of dashes.
23. Write a paragraph and repeat the opening /ending of sentences.
22. Read something from the Guardian online.
6. Learn what a pun is and practise writing and inventing puns, and be ‘punny’.
2. Spend five minutes and craft the best sentence in the world. Keep changing words until it is the greatest sentence.
Here are some suggestions from people on Twitter:
Get students to describe a picture (your choice) using key language to describe, persuade etc.
Learn spelling words to describe tone: authoritative, persuasive, opinionated etc
Tweet descriptions of (3?) images you see on bus shelter ads? Venn diagram comparing first two pics in free paper.
Learn when to use were/was; is/are; our/are; where/were; there/their; capital letters :-)
Visit http://www.thepaperboy.com and explain how presentational devices are used.