Tuesday, 15 April 2008


Vocabulary bag

To revise new vocabulary I keep a vocabulary bag in the classroom for the term. When we study new vocabulary in a lesson I write the words on strips of card (one word on each) and put the cards in the vocabulary bag. I use the vocabulary bag to play different games to revise the words in the bag.

One example is at the start of a lesson as a warmer I give each student a card and they find a partner and give a definition of the word. Their partner has to try and guess what the word is. Partners swap cards and find a new partner to give a definition to. Keep swapping partners until everyone has had a chance to speak with several other students.

Added by William, Hong Kong

(source: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/tips/vocabulary-bag)