Can you finish the following sentences so that they will be true for you?
- Without my PLN,…
- Twitter enables me …
- Social media is …
- If I weren’t blogging, …
I love using sentence starters as a warmer, filler or a grammar/vocabulary activity.
Whenever you feel you’re stuck in the lesson, dictate some sentence halves and ask your students to finish them so that they will be true for them. Then ask some volunteers to read them aloud, if you have a crowded class and start discussions.
They usually work well, as the students like to talk about themselves and you learn more about them.
- When I have some free time I like to —
- I find it very easy to —-
- I would like to describe myself as ———–(adj) and (adj)——-.
- Learning English is ——— because——-
They work well when teaching Relative Clauses. Tell your students to finish and describe the followings and be as humorous and creative as they can be.
- A teacher is someone —
- A parent is someone —
- A friend is someone —-
They are also very useful as a pre activity before any skills that you want to practise. Choose your sentence starters and ask the students to finish the sentences on the given topic.
- A teacher shouldn’t —-
- A parent has to —
- A teenager is always —–
They are great drills when teaching conditionals. You can start wonderful discussions with these starters.