Back to School: First Lesson of the Year

Mark Ormerod shares one of his favourite ideas for starting the school year with a bang in the very first lesson.

Aims

    To revise last year’s vocabulary and get to know this year’s students

Materials

Flashcards from last year’s coursebook and corresponding topic headings on pieces of card.

Author: Mark Ormerod

Procedure

Step 1

Hand out all the word and flashcards from last year’s coursebook. Put the appropriate topic headings – food, places, animals, etc – on walls around the classroom. The children then categorise all the word and flashcards under the correct headings.

Step 2
The teacher calls out words at random. E.g. Giraffe. … Ice cream. … Swimming pool. … Library. After each word, the students call out the corresponding heading.

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