Here, I share a few different ways you can use a very simple prop – some blank index cards (or just any scraps of paper big enough for your students to write some phrases on).
Level: strong intermediate to advanced.
Ages: older teens and adults.
Type: listening and reading for key information; talking about growing older.
Skills: reading; writing; speaking; listening.
Language focus: vocabulary related to ageing and to psychological experimentation.
10 ideas to accompany the topic-based discussion questions about to appear on this site.
Level: pre-intermediate to advanced.
Ages: teens and adults.
Type: telling a ghost story; sharing strange or unexplained stories; revising narrative forms.
Skills: reading; writing; speaking; listening; pronunciation.
Language focus: narrative tenses.
Level: Advanced, CAE, CPE, CEFR levels C1 and C2.
Scope: late teens to adults.
Type: resources for self-study or homework.
Skills: listening; reading; summarising.
Language focus: vocabulary and grammar specific to the different resources.