Days of the week

1. Write the days of the week on the blackboard.
2. Ask the students to copy the days of the week on a piece of paper beginning with the day they like best and ending with the day they like least.
3. Ask the students to compare their lists and to comment on the reason for ranking the days as they did.

What is important for you?

1. Ask students: What is important for you when you use a dictionary?
2. Suggest the following: spelling, grammar information, pronunciation, examples, translations, explanations, meaning, illustrations, idioms, understanding when and how to use words and ask the students to put them in order of importance from 1 to 10.

Follow the tape

1. Find a short video recording in which one or more of the speakers are particularly expressive, (not more than two minutes).
2. Play the tape through once without stopping. Then play it through again, this time stopping after each utterance. Ask the students to imitate the way the utterance was said, as well as the accompanying body language.
3. Work slowly towards getting the students to reproduce a short section of the film and acting it out for the class, or in small groups.

What can you buy?

1. Ask students to think of 3 objects they can buy for 1£.
2. Tell them to continue this task with 5£, 10£, 50£, 100£, 500£, 1000£.