We foreign or second language teachers have a lot of useful and helpful activities in our students’ textbooks of English, for instance – it’s my case.
Also we can find a lot of material at TeacherLingo.
Often kids don’t know how to take the most from the textbooks, both the student’s book plus the activity book. For them those books often are something that may be a bit confusing: pictures, texts with different character letters, a mess of activities, some confusion of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) etc.
And much more confusing those books are when the students have to train and prepare themselves for tests and exams.
They don’t know what to do and how to do!
We could help them by having them read the activities, to notice the symbols of “listening, reading…”, in a few words, we can help them understand the unit as it appears in the book.
The point also is for them to learn what to do with the different parts of the unit and explain to them how they can study the book, or even better, we can ask for volunteers to present how they study, or we can elicit what to do with such and such activities, text, reinforcement, etc. / Photo from: kronborg-castle-m-kanon home of Shakespeare. The picture is just an illustration.