Beginners have to memorise a lot of new words and grammar. To make the process a bit easier, I and my colleague came up with a set of simple grammar rhymes that help our learners remember the crucial verb forms.
Simple grammar rhymes – Verb TO BE
I am small.
You are tall.
He is fat.
It is bad.
She is late.
It´s not great.
We are old.
They are cold.
Simple grammar rhymes – Verb HAVE GOT
She’s got a cat
He’s got a pet.
I’ve got a ball.
You’ve got a doll.
We’ve got a house.
They’ve got a mouse.
Sue’s got a parrot
It’s got a carrot.
Simple grammar rhymes – Present simple tense
Simple grammar rhymes – How to use them
If you teach a monolingual class, it is a good idea to translate the rhyme.
In the following lesson, I ask the students to recite the rhyme and I introduce the grammar and we do several exercises.
I have to say that it really works and it is much easier for the students to learn and understand the grammar then.