This worksheet focuses on the grammar topic of word order in English sentences. Students discuss language-learning apps, read about funny examples of sentences from Duolingo and have a lot of practice.
WARM-UP & GRAMMAR
The lesson starts with an activity in which students talk about different popular apps (e.g Netflix, Spotify, Google Translate…) and discuss how to use them for learning a language. After that, students look at the beginning of sentences about language-learning apps and complete some of them with their ideas. Then, students move on to grammar. First, they read a short text about Duolingo, find and correct four mistakes. The mistakes are connected to word order in English. They also take a look at similar sentences and try to fill in the gaps with the given words. If necessary, a teacher can share a set of main rules regarding word order in English sentences.
WORD ORDER IN ENGLISH – PRACTICE TASKS
This lesson is devoted to funny examples of sentences from Duolingo so students have a lot of practice working with unusual sentences (e.g. ‘I am the cheese’, ‘Did the fish drink water’, ‘There is a man in my bed’, etc.). In this section they first have to put the words in the correct order. The second exercise is about correcting the mistakes. The teacher can also have a little discussion with students and ask them if they find such sentences amusing and if they would like to learn using such examples. After that, students proceed to more creative tasks on sentence word order in English. In the first activity, they have to create funny and unusual sentences using the given words. Then, they compare their ideas with each other. They also work in groups and imagine they have to teach someone four words. They follow the instructions, create their own sentences and tasks based on them, exchange them with other students and complete the tasks. There is an optional activity for teachers to use as revision or homework.
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