B1 : Hexagons
Generating random vocabulary, random connections and excellent B1 phrases
This presentation video explains the process during the lesson
Hexagons Worksheet for connecting ideas at Level B1
Choose a topic and write down 6 ideas
A LIGHTBULB idea (My best most "wow" idea!)
Two postive ideas ("pros" / for / positives / good stuff)
A central idea
Two negative ideas (cons, against, negatives, bad stuff)
A BRICK idea (My solid, foundation idea)
Choose 5 intersections
Choose a connecting word to connect pairs of ideas
...is bigger than... ...depends on... ...is less important than...
...was caused by... ...lead to... ....is to blame for...
Compose phrases to connect the ideas
When they've done five phrases a printable EXTENSION SHETE for 7 more phrases is available in this document.
TRY IT OUT WITH THE EMOJI WRITING PROMPTS
PICK A RANDOM CONNECTION
Example of our work with these tools
We used the random connection generator to choose five random connections 4, 2, 9, 7, 11
The teacher added criteria were :
- Complex phrases (because, however, nontheless, despite etc)
- In the Past Simple
- At least one adverb or adjective per phrase