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Video lessons | Inside Out

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MacMillan videos and worksheets free to download.

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Looks like standalone materials which would work for self-study if it's the right level for you.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:19 AM

Ready-made video and worksheet with teacher's version; could be used regularly or as a one-off.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 24, 2014 11:58 AM

Des vidéos courtes que l'on peut télécharger.

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Phrasal verb games – Macmillan Dictionary

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Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose a phrasal verb synonym or antonym from three options for each (non-phrasal) verb.

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This is a decent game.  No context, so you have to juggle possible interpretations quickly, and the synonym/antonym variation keeps you on your toes.  

 

Intermediate learners and above given the lack of context - if you don't know, you can't really figure it out.

 

Immediate feedback on your answer, a time constraint, and a total score at the end, which you can share on Twitter or Facebook.

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Red word game – Macmillan Dictionary

Red word game – Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose from three levels of frequency (3 stars = very common) for each word you are shown to test your intuition about how common the word is.  

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A few months ago I would have said this wasn't particularly useful for language learners (no audio, no context, just words flashing up on the screen) but my undergraduate EFL students like this kind of exercise - immediate feedback, countdown, final score - and at intermediate levels they should know most of the words, so there is some activation of vocabulary knowledge.

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Language Games – Macmillan Dictionary

Language Games – Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Choose the best of four prepositions to make the correct phrasal verb.

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This is probably the best of the four games I have just posted - there is a full sentence to give context, and learners choose the correct particle to complete the sentence.  

 

The game factors should help maintain motivation, so the only question that remains is retention - can/will learners remember any corrections?  Or is the reinforcement provided for the expressions they already know enough?

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Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary

Irregular verb game– Macmillan Dictionary | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Our interactive language games are intended to improve language skills and help English language learners.

 

Spin the wheel, get 5 versions of a given verb, and identify the infinitive, the 3rd P singular present, simple past, past participle, and present participle.

Shona Whyte's insight:

Nice idea, but I'd have put in some plausible wrong forms, rather than just matching grammatical label with correct form.  Finding the -ing form when there's only one is a bit of a no-brainer.

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senecalc's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:47 PM

Have fun while practicing your irregular verbs.  Spin the wheel, then answer the question

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 14, 2013 6:21 AM

Tried it, liked it, I suppose it would be fun for students studying English at a basic level, perhaps 6ème-5ème of collège (France)....