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crossword fun

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Crossword Fun

 

Philip Wood

 

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary-SHS
SKILLS: Reading, writing, using a dictionary
TIME: Homework. Thirty minutes
MATERIALS: Use a picture dictionary for a beginner-level crossword, such as “The Oxford Picture Dictionary”. For an intermediate-level crossword use a learner’s dictionary, such as “The Oxford Learner’s Dictionary”
OBJECTIVES: To review vocabulary from class, to practice using an English-English dictionary, to give students confidence that that they don’t need to use a Japanese-English dictionary to understand words

 

PROCEDURE:

 

1. Go to http://www.puzzle-maker.com/CW/

2. Type answers and clues (take these from a learner’s dictionary). For example,

“pilot/ (5) a person who operates the controls of an aircraft, especially as a job”

“farmer/ (6)a person who owns or manages a farm.”

“computer programmer/ (8,10)a person whose job is writing programs for computers.”

“hairdresser/ (11)a person whose job is to cut, wash and shape hair.”

3. Create the puzzle

4. Print out copies of the puzzle and the answer sheet

 

NOTES:

 

You can use any vocabulary with this activity, especially as a review.

Make crosswords with themes, such as “Occupations”, “School subjects”, “World Cultures” etc. You can copy and paste dictionary definitions from the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary at:

http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersites/oald7/lookup?cc=global

 

Use clip art for picture clues.

Use the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) as clues for phonetics practice.

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