English Teacher Article How do you spell (noun) in English?

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Here's a handout that I've used to help students practice useful classroom English - How do you spell (noun) in English?

I explain that when they don't know how to spell a word in L2 they can use this useful interrogative sentence. I then do a little bit of drilling and then do some examples e.g. "How do you spell (inu) in English?. It's D-O-G. How do you spell (nihongo) in English? It's J-A-P-A-N-E-S-E. How do you spell (empitsu) in English? It's P-E-N-C-I-L.

Next, I distribute the hand out to the students and explain what they have to do. I demonstrate doing several examples on the board. For example, a cat is an animal. Can you think of some other animals? What animals do you like? As students are completing the handout and are unsure as to how to spell a word, they can ask me, their friends or the Japanese English Teacher using the sentence pattern.

Here's the handout.


Name:___________________________ Class No.:__________________


Think of a word to fit the following categories and write it in the space beside it.


Here's an example:

Animal: cat


1. Boy's name ____________________

2. Country ____________________

3. A famous J-pop singer _____________________

4. Food _____________________

5. Fruit _____________________

6. Girl's name ______________________

7. Sport ______________________

8. Japanese city ______________________

9. Vegetable ______________________

10. Verb _______________________

Please feel to amend the handout to suit your classroom's level. Do give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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THIS IS A VERY GOOD EFFORT TO BUILD UP ENGLISH SKILLS AND WE ALL I MEAN ENGLISH LOVERS ARE VERY THANKFUL OF YOU PEOPLE .
BEST REGARDS.

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