1. Word Guessing exercises create an exercise
Students enter words in the gaps, based on the context within a given article, individually or collaboratively.
This activity helps improve your vocabulary and sentence structure and your communication skills.
Type: Individual or Group collaboration
Instructions: Click on the gap and type in a word. Click on the light bulb icon (if any) for help.
2. Split Sentences exercises create an exercise
A sentence is split in half and students must match the halves together.
This activity helps you study sentence structure.
Instructions: Reconnect the sentence halves by dragging and dropping them into the correct position. Click on the ‘Check Answer’ button at any time during the activity to see which sentences have been correctly reconnected.
3. Collocation Guessing exercises create an exercise
In this game-based activity words and phrases with a missing blank will appear on the screen and start moving downwards while learners enter guessed words to try and complete the collocations before they reach the bottom of the screen. Here is an example of the types of moving target words and phrases: plain -----, dark -----, white -----, bitter -----, milk -----, bar of -----. Learners must guess one keyword that collocates with all of them (The answer is obvious to chocoholics).
This fun activity helps you to interact with a wide range of collocations in English using the same keywords and is populated by the BNC corpus of 100 million words.
Instructions: Select the ‘Start Question’ button to begin the collocations guessing game. As words and phrases with blanks start moving down your screen enter words into the ‘Guessed Word’ box to try and complete the collocations. When you have entered the correct word the collocations will stop moving down your screen and a ‘Show Remaining Collocations’ button will appear for you to learn more collocations using the same word in context from the BNC.
4. Collocation Dominoes exercises create an exercise
This activity mimics the dominoes game and is populated by language from the British National Corpus (BNC) of 100 million words. The last word of the previous collocation becomes the first word of the next collocation. Here is an example: bank cheque -- cheque book -- book club -- club sandwich -- sandwich board -- board room ...
This activity helps to improve your understanding of how native speakers and writers of English in the BNC corpus combine words, also known as collocations.
Instructions: Drag the words onto the domino ends to complete the sequence. Click on the ‘Check Answer’ button at any time during the activity to see which collocations have been correctly made into collocations dominoes.
5. Collocation Matching exercises create an exercise
Select a set of collocations, normally from the same collocation type; split them into left and right parts; and shuffle each set of parts. For example, the secretary of state, course of action, hundreds of dollars might be presented as: the secretary of action hundreds of state course of dollars
Learners must rematch them.
6. Completing Collocations exercises create an exercise
Learners enter words in the blanks to complete accurate multi-word combinations, also known as collocations.
This activity helps to improve your understanding of how native speakers and writers of the language you are studying combine words, also known as collocations.
Instructions: Enter the missing words into the blanks.