Cooking vocabulary activities


Here is a very new article on the Oxford University Press ELT blog by Nick Michelioudakis, and its main message is: don’t stop at just giving students the knowledge (a nice counterpoint to the article in my previous post, isn’t it?). When you are ‘cooking’ a lesson, think how you can tweak an activity to add a bit of ‘flavour’ to it, says Nick, and I’m all for it – provided the activity is related to the learning objective, of course. The author also mentions the IKEA effect, the incongruity effect and other reasons why the tweaks work for learners, and invites everyone to his webinar in the middle of August. I hope I can make it, it sounds like fun!

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