This is a good icebreaker for talking about classroom language.
The exercises below are for introducing, reviewing or reinforcing commonly used classroom language. Depending on the level and ability of the students, a teacher may ask students to listen and write down the rules and commands (imperatives) they hear. I have also used these exercises for teaching teachers who use two languages in the classroom and who generally use their native language for technical subjects such as science and medical technology but like to occasionally communicate in English. This helps familiarize the students with classroom communication in English.
Classroom language: rules and commands (PDF)
Classroom language: rules & commands
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Below is another exercise for expanding the range of ESL students’ or teachers’ vocabulary. These are a collection of common imperatives used in the classroom.
Classroom language and instructions with answers (PDF)
The elementary exercise focuses on classroom requests.
Classroom requests worksheet w. answers (PDF)
Students match the classroom classroom objects to the appropriate pictures. If they are good enough, they can try to make sentences using the words. Then they complete the gap fill exercise with the appropriate words.
Classroom objects vocabulary exercises (PDF)
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Students match the classroom expressions and language to the appropriate pictures.
Elements of classroom communication (PDF)
This worksheet is a brainstorming exercise challenging students to explore and expand their knowledge of classroom language. The teacher encourages students to think of any words, expressions or collocations that might be used with the encircled words.
Brainstorming instructional vocabulary for the classroom(PDF)
The following worksheet is suitable for more advanced learners. It focuses on word formation.
Advanced classroom language (PDF)
The exercise below is for helping students to understand and explore classroom language and expressions. Classroom language can often be confusing due to the various ways of using phrasal and two-part verbs. It is often surprising how far students advance without fully understanding classroom language. I have also used this exercise for teaching teachers who use two languages in the classroom and who generally use their native language for technical subjects such as science and medical technology but like to give instructions and directions in English.
Common classroom expressions matching exercise (PDF)
The exercise below is another exercise exploring commonly used classroom language with the aid of pictures.
Common classroom language and expressions (PDF)
3 Replies to “Classroom Language and Vocabulary Worksheets”
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