Try these shopping cards to easily bring realia into your class without lugging in boxes of items. Each card has a picture of an item and price and will work great for any shopping/money related lesson.
“How can grammatical knowledge be transferred to oral fluency?” I don’t have all the answers, but this past tense activity will certainly get students chatting.
This is a semester-long assignment that helps boost students vocabulary a lot. I’ve been doing it in my class this semester with great success and plan to keep it as a norm in all of my future classes.