ESL Activities - Alternative Assessment

This activity could be used to test a vocabulary list instead of a traditional matching or blank answering test.

Have students write complete sentences using a pair of words from the list in each sentence. The sentences have to make sense and be grammatically correct, but open yourself to all possibilities when correcting, since you should look for correct use of the words, not sense per se.

Example vocabulary:

  1. chambers
  2. speculate
  3. ruined
  4. sequence
  5. moles
  6. skunk
  7. thin
  8. recurring
  9. endorsement
  10. huge

Example sentence:

  • The Police speculated the time of the crime by looking at the clocks in the husband and wife's chambers. 

Contributor: Rafael E Luquis