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Simple Past Tense - Grammar - Drag and Drop

Uploaded by Serkan Çelik, Bilkent University (Turkey)


In this clip, tertiary level Turkish learners are listening to their teachers’ pronunciation of exclamations and are trying to guess the next word from her intonation. The content is based on "gemi? zaman" which is the equivalent of simple past tense. The IWB activity requires learners to find out the correct composition of the sentence and drag the word to the correct place. The teacher reads aloud the sentence, elicits guesses from the learners, and when the learners are in consensus on an answer, selects one to come and do the activity.


Target language: Turkish

Resource language: Turkish

Native language of learners: Various

Age range: 17+

Language level: A2 - Lower Intermediate

Educational context: Higher Education

IWB Features: Drag & drop

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Grammar

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

In general I prefer to use pictures in my classes but what is more fun about the IWB is the energy it provides not only to the learners but also to me. IWB activities substitute teachers when the energy in class is decreasing. Learner enthusiasm is a positive feature that needs to be considered when the IWB is implemented into the courses.

Learner comments

EÄŸlenceliydi, yeni ve teknolojik birsey, kullanımı zor olduÄŸundan zaman aldı. Görsel olduÄŸundan daha çok akılda kalmasını saÄŸladı. Teknolojiden kaynaklı zorlukları vardı tahtayı yönetmesi (kullanımı,  tutması) zordu. Aklımda kalan görsellikti.

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