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  THE TAPESCRIPT

Grammar! Why is English grammar so confusing? I studied grammar for many years at school and I still don’t understand when to use a tense. Is it the simple present or the present perfect? What’s the difference? My teacher tells me to keep visiting grammar websites and doing the practice activities. She told me to look for patterns, but I’m not really sure what she means. She also told me one of the best ways to learn grammar is to read for pleasure. She said that way I’ll keep seeing good grammar and it will slowly come to me. I think the best way to learn grammar is to write and let my teacher point out my mistakes. Do you have any good tips on how to learn grammar?

  LISTENING GAP FILL

Grammar! Why is English grammar _______________________? I studied grammar for many years at school _______________________ don’t understand when to _______________________. Is it the simple present or the present perfect? What’s _______________________? My teacher tells me to keep visiting grammar websites and _______________________ activities. She told me to _______________________, but I’m not really sure what she means. She also told me one of the best ways to learn grammar is to _______________________. She said that way I’ll keep seeing good grammar and it will slowly come to me. I think the best _______________________ grammar is to write and let my teacher _______________________ mistakes. Do you have any good tips on how to learn grammar?

  CORRECT THE SPELLING

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  UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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  DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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  STUDENT GRAMMAR SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about grammar in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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  WRITING

Write about grammar for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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  HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about grammar. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about grammar. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. GRAMMAR POSTER Make a poster about grammar. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY GRAMMAR LESSON: Make your own English lesson on grammar. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on grammar. Share your findings with the class.

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