Another way of presenting vocabulary before drilling for pronunciation. Give the students an empty table with a column for the TL words and a column for the English translations. Blu-tac the words in the TL around the room. Students work in pairs or small groups and with only one person being able to leave their seat at a time they have to fill their table. The one student who leaves the group has to memorise the word and the spelling, come back and share with partner and group members. The other student(s) look up the Spanish word in the dictionary. Students take it in turns until all words are found and translated. To make the activity quicker, give the students the English words already in the table so there is still thinking to do, but they may be able to figure out some of the meanings without a dictionary if there are cognates etc. Get the students to peer assess the correct answers and spelling and award points. Small prize/reward/raffle ticket for winning team.
- Grid for students
- Printed out words to go around the room
- Correct answers on .ppt
- Students who finish quickly can practise drilling the words between themselves and figure out the pronunciation.
A good activity because…
- Great for collaboration, thinking skills, dictionary skills, literacy and peer-assessment
- Kinaesthetic activity