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Using a Ramdon Picker to Teach English

Using a Ramdon Picker to Teach English
It is a pity I am not working with primary or secondary students . I don’t think I’ll be able to use this tool at the beginning of the course. You see, I teach adults and it normally takes some time for them to get used to the way I teach and well I don’t think I’ll be able to keep a straight face if I see them staring at me as if I were crazy when I spin the wheel. Well, yes, I take my work very seriously but that doesn’t mean that, from time to time, I don’t like to spice up my lessons with little games and funny tools . This one is from and it has a lot of potential in the classroom to teach or ,at home if you are a learner , to revise or practise, only this time you’ll need to decide what . 1. 2. Another possibility to explore would be feeding the wheel with different topics and asking students to write or say as many words related to the topic as possible in one minute. Feed the wheel with different topics you want students to talk about and 4.

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