Understanding and teaching count and non-count nouns can be a challege. Here is some information that will help teachers and tutors explain things to their students.
Open end of a tunnel
Makes grammar text exercises more engaging and more multi-level; open-ended exercises allow students to participate at their own ability levels.
This is a conversation activity that encourages students to produce language quickly and cooperatively, while practicing a specific grammar point.
Index cards
Practice vocabulary, descriptions and sentence formation.
This method starts with a theme or context (the “whole”), pulls out specific parts to analyze, then goes back to a text to practice the “part” in context. It can help students work on spelling, reading, and pronunciation skills.
It’s important to start class on time, even if only half of your students are there! Starting on time sets expectations about when students should arrive. Students who arrive early or on time can work independently, or in pairs, on review activities, and verify their answers on their own.
Red book
Explore and discover the “rules” of sentence formation.
Do you ever feel like a student is losing ground rather than progressing? This video will help you understand why mastery of a grammar rule doesn’t happen all at once and why it’s important to be patient with ourselves and our learners.
Relay race
This is a warm-up activity that can be adapted for all levels and used to review any situational dialogue or grammar point previously covered in class.
To practice speaking; review nouns and adjectives.



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