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    id like to have tasks for week students and to know how can i teach grammar so that students cannot easily forget.thanks

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    Re: exercises for week students

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    id like to have tasks for week students and to know how can i teach grammar so that students cannot easily forget.thanks
    You mean weak students, don't you? You can also say slow learners

    You can teach them grammar through conversation practices. You can start with the verb to Be

    Sample Drill:

    A: I am Omar. What's your name?
    B: My name's Alan.

    A:Are you American?
    B: Yes, I am. And you?

    A: I'm Sudanese. I'm from Khartoum.
    B: Nice to meet you.

    A: Nice to meet you, too.

    I hope you liked it

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    Re: exercises for week students

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    I'd like to have tasks for weak students and to know how to teach grammar so that students cannot easily forget. Thanks.
    They have to practice. Your job is to give them correct instruction, but they have to do the work. You can't do it for them.

    If you can get them into situations where English is spoken all the time, it will help them -visiting homes of English-speaking families, for instance.

    Also, you could try giving them regular assignments like watching an English-language TV show or reading an English-language magazine.

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    Re: exercises for week students

    It's less about the grammar explanation and more about the examples and opportunities for practice. Even the best students will miss a point or two of the explanation. Even the best students won't be able to apply the language without practice. Consider the following:

    1. Present the grammar with a short explanation. You don't need to produce grammarians.
    2. Provide some examples on the board which show the target language.
    3. Get a few more examples from students. Make any corrections if needed.
    4. Drill the sentences. You can start with a choral drill and then move into a substitution drill. The main idea is to get students familiar with the target language and to improve answer time. (Many students have the answer in their head, but then take several seconds to translate, check, and say the sentence. Practice reduces this pause, and makes the answer more automatic.)
    5. Set up a dialogue to see the language in context. You can pre-write the dialogue or generate one with the class.
    6. Students practice the dialogue.
    7. Allow students a final activity to use the language as naturally as possible. Q&A sessions are but one example. Retention improves when students are free to personalize the language, talking about topics/events relevant in their lives. In addition, they also have the opportunity to mix target language from past lessons.

    A lot more can be said with a lot more detail. But I hope these ideas help.

    Good luck.

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