AMT 1 Language20 avr. 2016
To practice body vocabulary and integrate students we prepared two groups of activities because of age differences and their mixed English abilities. Younger ones were divided into 4 groups and each was given one season of the year. They had to make a poster of a person wearing typical for this time of year clothes and accessories. Each of labels had to be done in 4 languages – English, Italian, Romanian and Polish. Similarily, two older groups had to translate body idioms into 4 languages, and two other ones verbs related to the ‘moving body’ or ‘speaking body’.
Students and teachers response: they were good, funny tasks which demanded creativity and some invention. For the first time the ice between older and younger one was really broken. They explained meaning of the words to each other and put a lot of effort in presenting idioms and other body-related terms. They could speak a lot, draw and reveal their design and artistic skills.