Beginners have to memorise a lot of new words and grammar. To make the process a bit easier, I and my colleague came up with a set of simple grammar rhymes that help our learners remember the crucial verb forms.
[showmyads] In this post, I would like to share the rhymes with you. There is a short video for two rhymes and the text. And one of the rhymes comes only with the audio file. It seems that the best way to teach the grammar is to ask your students to memorise the poems, and then they use the underlying grammar automatically. I hope you will find these rhymes useful.
Simple grammar rhymes – Verb TO BE
I am small.
You are tall.
He is fat.
It is bad.
She is late.
It´s not great.
We are old.
They are cold.
Simple grammar rhymes – Verb HAVE GOT
She’s got a cat
He’s got a pet.
I’ve got a ball.
You’ve got a doll.
We’ve got a house.
They’ve got a mouse.
Sue’s got a parrot
It’s got a carrot.
Simple grammar rhymes – Present simple tense
Simple grammar rhymes – How to use them
If you teach a monolingual class, it is a good idea to translate the rhyme.
In the following lesson, I ask the students to recite the rhyme and I introduce the grammar and we do several exercises.
I have to say that it really works and it is much easier for the students to learn and understand the grammar then.