I’ve recently been sorting out some of the files on my computer and came across a worksheet I created for low-level students to help them practise punctuation within a basic conversation. I thought I’d share it with you as I’m sure there’s somebody who’ll find it useful.
The sheet uses ELTpics by Kevin Stein and Laura Phelps. Kevin, I just realised that I said you lived in South Korea – obviously I wasn’t quite so aware then, and was just keen to use one of my all-time favourite ELTpics! Sorry 🙂
There are no contractions in there, but you might want to encourage the students to add them, maybe as a second stage after they done the un-jumbling task. There are also no exclamation marks, as I originally designed it for beginner Arabic and Chinese speakers and I thought that would be a bit too much for them to deal with. I’ve included them in brackets in the answers below.
[I believe you need a free SlideShare account to be able to download the worksheet]
Here are the answers:
A: Good morning. (!)
B: Hello. What is your name? (!) (What’s)
A: My name is Kevin. And you? (name’s)
B: I am Laura. Where are you from? (I’m)
A: I am from America. I live in South Korea. What about you? (I’m)
B: I am from the UK. What do you do? (I’m)
A: I am a teacher. What do you do? (I’m)
B: I am a teacher too. I love my job. (I’m) (!)
A: Me too. (!)
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