Lithuanian workshop

Hello everybody! First of all, Lithuanian group says a  big THANKS for everybody who attended our workshop today. Right here below we have pointed out some guidelines for you in case you would like to use the exercises someday in your future.

1.       Dividing participants into groups.

You have to cut any kind of painting  into parts and give one piece for each student. Pupils need to find their partners by putting the pieces together like a „puzzle“.  Well known paintings can be used in order to familiarize students with famous painters. For today‘s presentation we used the paintings of well known Lithuanian painter and composer Konstantinas Čiurlionis.

 

2.       Creative writing.

Students should be introduced to a short movie (today we showed you a video which is called „New boy“   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1APWteq8niM ). After wathing a video pupils are to write a paragraph describing characters’ physical appearance and their character traits.

Aims: to improve the vocabulary (adjectives), to define the main message of the video and discuss about it.Level: B1Age: 16-17 years oldTime: 30 minutesCompetences: comprehention, vocabulary expansion, speaking skills, group work.

 

 

3.    Creating dialogues.

Students in pairs are to fill in the clouds/bubbles in a graphic novel and perform that story by imitating different voices.

Aim: to expand the vocabulary by creating dialogues.Level: A2Age: 11-12 years oldTime: 15 minutesCompetences: creativity, vocabulary expansion, speaking skills, pair work.

 

 

4.    Ilustrating phrases

Students should be given 5 different letters from which they have to make up a sentence (e.g. A N D I F -> A nice day in France). In order to make the exercise a bit more complicated the teacher may tell them that one word in a sentence must be an adjective or other parts of speech. Afterwards, the groups swap the sheets of paper with the made up sentences and illustrate them by paintings. Other groups are supposed to guess the sentence from the illustation.

 

Aims: to improve grammar skills while creating grammatically correct sentences.Level: B1Age: 15 years oldTime: 15 minutesCompetences: developing grammar skills, creativity, group work.

 

 

5.    Charades (can be used as a warm-up activity)

A group of students are given certain proverbs (e.g. a friend in need is a friend in deed, don‘t worry be happy, don‘t judge a book by it‘s cover, etc.) and have to perform the given proverbs using mimes, gestures, but no words. Others have to guess the proverb.

 

Aims: to revise the proverbs which they have learnt on previous lesson.Level: B2Age: 17-18 years oldTime: 15 minutesCompetences: creativity, group work.

 

 

6.       Defining slang words

Students should be given the cards with a sentece which includes one slang word which should be changed into formal one. There must be a painting given as a hint to make it easier to guess the corret word.

 

 

Aims: to make students distinguish informal language from a formal language.Level: B2Age: 17-19 years oldTime:  10 minutesCompetences: comprehention, vocabulary enrichment, individual work.

 

 

In the end of a lesson you may ask the students to evaluate themselves. „Traffic light“ method is a great way to check it. Just give 3 colourful cards for each child – red, orange and green and ask them to rise the one which reflects their achievements during the lesson.

Red – very bad

Yellow – normal

Green – very good

 

Thank you all once agaaaain! :)))

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