News headlines - Drag and drop of split headlines to facilitate speakingUploaded by Sanderin van Hazebrouck, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (Germany)
This clip shows the introduction of the topic on news headlines and the grammatical function of the passive and past participle for lower intermediate learners (14-16). They have to match the corresponding halves of the headline by dragging and dropping the textboxes.
The headlines were actual news taken from current issues and the local newspapers and show therefore a high degree of authenticity.
Target language: English
Resource language: German
Native language of learners: German
Age range: 14+
Language level: B1 - Intermediate
Educational context: Secondary Education
IWB Features: Drag & drop
Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB
Language area: Life & Culture, Speaking
IWB board used: Promethean
I think it was easy for the kids so it was good for the introduction because all were able to do this task. So I really like it. And they had to repeat the whole sentences, so they used the passive without really doing anything. But they used it again. So that was a good introduction. They didn't really have to do grammar things, but they used it.
I think it was really motivating for the kids to use the whiteboard in this exercise. And for putting halves together the whiteboard is perfect. When you do it without the whiteboard you have to, well, YOU alone have to cut the pieces or the learners have to cut the pieces. And then it is a lot of time that you need.
Ich fand das auch gut und ich fand es auch gut als man die zwei Überschriften die wurden getrennt, als man die dann wieder zusammengesetzt hat.
I liked putting the headlines back together.
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