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Task Based Activity to teach ADVERBS through the Inductive Method

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Topic: Adverbs. Grade: Primary and secondary. Skills: Grammar and writing.
                              Young children are wonderful in absorbing a new language. They can get a maximum of language through games and activities that they find funny. Their success in learning a foreign language does not depend on their knowledge of grammar. As Pinter (2006) stated that children can use grammatical structures very well, they can speak language clearly, but they are not able to say why they use a particular structure. If teachers teach grammar, it is very important to do it in context.                                Here is a task-based activity that I have used to teach adverbs to my students in an inductive way. I have taught this topic after completion of the main lesson “Amar was late to school” by connecting the situations in the story. You can read my previous post "Task-based learning method to teach a story. I have used the same picture cards to teach adverbs.
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"My 3 Best Story Teaching Methods to Develop Integrated Language Skills."

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Where English is the second or third language, we need effective teaching methods to teach stories and texts at primary level so that our students develop all four language skills. And such methods should help teachers to minimize the use of the mother tongue and establish an English-speaking environment in the classrooms. Such methods should also help the students to develop and practise all four language skills for daily life situations. We also know that students at primary level are at a cognitive level whereby they are not interested in or able to learn by listening to the teacher teach. So keeping all these things in mind and the level of my students, I have been using three types of teaching method to teach stories and texts to my early primary students. These are...

1. Picture/Story Cards Method:
                            My children are very poor in English and it was quite difficult to develop reading skills with them. They couldn't even unders…