Activities for teaching grammar to basic adults

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  • wannaksa
    16 March, 2016 at 6:04
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    I am looking for smart, interesting activities for basic grammar topics that are more suitable for adults. Especially for basic subjects, the activities I find are more suitable for younger learners.

    For example, what kind of dynamic activity could I do to practice this/that/these/those and the one that/the ones that and not make my adults feel like they’re playing children’s games?

    Any good websites you can recommend with lessons that are specifically intended for adults?

    • This topic was modified 3 months, 3 weeks ago by Keith Taylor.
    5 May, 2016 at 6:43
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    I think it’s fine to play games with adults, I certainly do and they usually go down very well. I avoid physical games, I don’t like to do charades or running around the classroom type activities.

    The grammar point you have suggested is quite tricky and I must admit I’ve never found a really great way to practise it apart from using some of the illustrations used in teacher’s books designed for practising that specific point. I suppose you could try a role play with a shopkeeper and a customer and with a variety of products behind the shopkeeper. The customer would have to ask for the things on their shopping list but is not allowed to point or use the actual name of the product so would have to describe it/them by their properties and location. For example:

    [i]The one at the end
    The blue one,
    No, not those, the ones next to them,

    I realise it’s against forum rules to promote your own web properties but my site is specifically targeted at teachers of adult learners, there are a wide range of vocabulary, grammar and speaking activities there aimed at beginners through to more advanced learners.

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