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Secondary learners - Grammar - Spotlight

Uploaded by Graham Stanley, British Council Barcelona (Spain)


Presentation of grammar (present continuous tense). The teacher uses the spotlight tool to show a number of partial images of people involved in various activities. The learners look at the images together and make guesses about what the people are doing using the present continuous tense. The teacher models the present continuous structure during this activity and corrects the learners when they use an incorrect structure. 


Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Spanish

Age range: 14+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Image, Spotlight

Teaching methods: Whole class instruction

Language area: Grammar

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

"I wanted a way of presenting these old photographs that would be more interesting than just showing them to the learners - the spotlight tool on the IWB is a great way of doing this, and I was happy with the results."

Learner comments

"This board is more interesting than a normal whiteboard because you can see photos, videos...the other board is old-fashioned and limited"

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