Word salads (secondary)

In this resource we’ll look at what grammar is and why we need it. First of all, take a look at the word salads. They can be found in the Activity pages within the menu entitled 'This Unit' in the upper right of this page. The slides show real spoken sentences drawn from our corpus, which have been jumbled up into the wrong order. The students' task is to rearrange the words into an order that makes sense. (Note that there are no clues from initial capital letters or full stops to help you.) You might find more than one order that makes sense.

Activity 1:

Activity 2

In this task you will see some words jumbled up. Your task is to join them into multiple sentences with five words each.

Compare your sentences with the sentences others have made. Did you come up with different ideas? What do you notice about the patterns? Can you sort the words into groups depending on where they appear in the sentences?

Activity 3:

In this task you will see some more words jumbled up. Your task is to join them into the longest, grammatical sentences you can manage. The longer your sentences and the fewer words you leave at the end, the higher your score!

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Word salads (secondary): Activity 1

Sentence 1

sometimes
her
I
hate

Sentence 2

water
of
can
a
I
glass
have
please

Sentence 3

people
up
lots
turned
of

Sentence 4

second-hand
been
she
books
collecting
's

Sentence 5

doctors
to
shorter
take
junior
get
week
action
a
will
working

Sentence 6

go
her
want
they
to
don’t

Sentence 7

ago
four
six
detained
the
nearly
men
weeks
were

Sentence 8

this
he
report
sent

Sentence 9

boyfriend
going
's
her
bring
she
to

Sentence 10

two
ago
the
stations
Rail
mainline
all
hours
closed
British

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Word salads (secondary): Activity 2

sometimes
her
we
liked
pony
forgot
a
usually
he
face
the
never
I
stroked
car
saw
they
his
parrot
once
computer
she
often
washed
my

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Word salads (secondary): Activity 3

sometimes
Nathan
we
liked
pony
forgot
a
usually
he
face
the
never
Pam
stroked
car
saw
Raj
his
parrot
once
computer
Connor
often
washed
my
they
she
that
this
who
watched
gave
cooked
used
borrowed

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