Students like reading comics. Comics are often the only thing students read. When I started an extensive reading project last year, students did not mind reading comics, however when we moved to short stories, more than half of them stopped reading and started to hate the programme. On the basis of this experience I have prepared a fairy tale comic for students to read.
[showmyads] To be able to read a text and understand it, it is essential that you know the words. The more words you know the more you can enjoy the text. That is why I have so many materials dealing with the vocabulary here. First, learn the vocabulary with our associative method and then play the games. Once you know the words, watch the video and answer the comprehension questions.
Jack the Giant killer – vocabulary[/su_heading][su_spacer] First, learn the vocabulary using our associative learning method.
Associative learning method[/su_heading][su_spacer] When I study vocabulary, I am able to learn about 50 words a day. And here is how I do it.
The Associative learning method.
Take each word and find in your mother tongue or any other language you know some words it reminds you of. Thus for example, when I see the word GIANT I come up with these associations: Gigantic, Gigi (my former student´s nickname, anténa (antenae). When I create these associations I move to another word. I go on like this with four words. Then I cover the English words and I see just their translations and I recall them.
In this way I go on for as long as I feel like it and my vocabulary grows.
Vocabulary activities[/su_heading][su_spacer] Here are the words and materials to learn them using the associative method. You can verify your knowledge of the words at the end where there are two quizzes. If you pass the test you can play a game. All of the activities are in HTML 5 so you can learn using your mobile whereever you are.
For a better mobile experience it is better to click over here and see the activity full screen.
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If you prefer doing these activities offline, you can print out the following worksheets and try them out:
Giant_page_pdf – associative method worksheet
If you like crosswords on your computer, you can try the following one. It is in HTML5 so it will play on all mobile devices too:
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Jack the Giant Killer – video[/su_heading][su_spacer]
Now, that you know the vocabulary, you can watch the first part of the video and enjoy it.
And now try the comprehension quiz. If you pass the quiz you can play the game called HOT RACE. The quiz is in HTML 5 so it will play on any mobile device. However, the game is only in Flash and it will play on your desktop only.
If you want to play the quiz on full screen, click the following button:
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Associative learning method – comments[/su_heading][su_spacer]
- How did the method work for you?
- How many words were you able to learn this way?
- What problems did you encounter?
- Is there anything more you would like to tell us?
Do not hasitate and comment below. Thank you 🙂
Category: English games, Intermediate, Vocabulary
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