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A1/A1 Open Cloze ‘A person I admire’

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I admire many, many people. Some for their bravery, some for their talent, honesty and intelligence… A long list of names comes to my mind when I think of them. It’s so difficult to choose. As I asked my students to write a short composition about a person they admire, here’s an example. Why Chris Cornell? Well…why not? I listen to his music very often; when I drive to work or when I go running… Chris Cornell is no longer among us physically, but his music will always be there.

A1 · open cloze

A1 Open cloze ‘My favourite place for a holiday’

My A1 groups were a bit frightened when they saw ‘their first’ open cloze, so I promised that I would post some on the blog so that they could become familiar with this type of activity. Here’s the first one (and I hope, not the last).

Remember to read the text very carefully. Think about the missing word before writing it in the blank. and check for spelling errors. Once you have the grade, see which answers were not correct and think about the reasons. Making mistakes is how you learn more, so don’t be afraid to make them. Let me know how it went!!!!

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Open cloze: Strange laws from around the world

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Hello! Do you like travelling? Have you ever got yourself into a mess due to that you were ignorant of a particular law or regulation from a country you were visiting? To tell you the truth, this activity was suggested to me by one of my workmates and I was really surprised to find out that things such as,  allowing your donkey to have a nap in the bathtub in Oklahoma or passing wind after 6 pm in Florida, actually means breaking the law. I suppose none of these things are on anybody’s mind when planning a holiday,  but just in case, I don’t think it would be a bad idea to check on some foreign laws, just to be on the safe side. 😉

This is a vocabulary and grammar activity that I have adapted from a text from dailymail.co.uk  (thank you dailymail! ), that aims for some Use of English practice. If you enjoy it, feedback is very welcome.

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