Tag Archives: 8th grade

Describing Pictures

There are dozens of topics and grammar points that can be studied using activities where students say or write things about pictures.  Here are some slide shows and worksheets that I’ve used. Describe the Pictures: Animals. ODP & PDF. An … Continue reading

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Occupations

Here are some occupation flash cards.  Occupations (jobs) are a topic that first comes up in my eighth grade textbook.  Students are asked about their dream job, why they are interested in it, and what steps they can take towards … Continue reading

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Long Answers

Basic question and answer practice is a staple of foreign language study.  Here is a set of questions designed for two-sentence or three-sentence answers. I use these worksheets in pairs.  One student asks twelve questions, the other student answers, then … Continue reading

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Minimal Pairs

Pairs of words that differ by only one sound are called minimal pairs. When students are learning a foreign language, some sounds don’t exist in their native languages, and these sounds can be difficult to say and hear. It’s a … Continue reading

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Math Cards

Basic English arithmetic is good practice for junior and senior high school students.  If we aim for math that students learned in elementary school, then the challenging thing is saying the expressions in English.  In particular, large numbers are difficult … Continue reading

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Lies

There’s a foreign language type of activity or game called lies, where the teacher says a sentence that’s false, and students change it into a true one.  You can do the activity where students speak alone or in pairs, and … Continue reading

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Where Is the Ball?

In seventh grade, my students study locations and prepositions like in, on, by, and under. In eighth grade, they learn the patterns There is … and There are … The obvious natural topic is things in the classroom. Start off … Continue reading

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