1st Course U15-Body Vocabulary Practice

USAL offers lots of vocabulary practice, but for students who could still use more repetition, here are a few good sites.

Great concentration type games which have audio, image and word. Once you finish the first round, the games keep changing so there’s a variety of matching tasks.

Body A Match Game

Body B Match Game


There are always great activities at reepworld.org. Beyond the basic vocab practice, Lesson 3 on this site introduces verbs associated with body words.

Body Vocabulary Practice


And lastly, two online labeling activities.

Name the parts of the head

Name the parts of the body



For those of you who like TPR activities and music, here’s a 42-second song about facial movements. Kevin of etseverywhere offers excellent suggestions for some activities with the song. You may want to save this until the next unit when students practice imperatives they hear at a doctor’s office.  These are not the same verbs, but they are all imperatives.

Facial Movement Song




1st Course U 11: Describing People Game

“Who is my Valentine?” is a thought- and discussion-provoking game that I’d suggest for use during face-to-face time, projected for whole-class discussion and play. If you’re a tutor, this is a good activity for both you and your tutee to sit at the computer together and talk about what’s on the screen. There is some new vocabulary you will want to go over first.

This is the type of activity we’d all like to see more of online because students are using language and practicing thinking skills. There’s so much material here for a teacher to guide students in using adjectives to describe faces and talk about why the Valentine could be one person and not another. Make your students tell you why certain combinations can not be possible. “Why can’t it be Alexander?”  “Because he is not wearing a hat.”

Connections to USAL unit 11? Another match made in heaven – colors, jewelry, adjectives before nouns, present progressive verbs. They will practice all those things with this game, and in the spirit of an “extending” activity, learn some new vocabulary as well. A fun, end-of-unit class activitiy.

Who is my Valentine?