Grammar Buffet a place for micromaterials

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Focus: Revising articles

Source: Reddit fiction/BBC Business/arXiv academic abstracts

Time: 3-5 minutes

Description: This application is aimed at working on revising writing for articles. It uses authentic texts from fiction, news, and academic registers. Choose a type of writing, then select from the choices (or search for academic abstracts) and add in the missing articles.


Focus: Revising articles

Source: Twitter

Time: 2 minutes

Description: Search for tweets by keyword, then select the missing article and check your answers.


Focus: Revising articles

Source: Reddit fiction

Time: 4 minutes

Description: Select one of the prompts and go to the story, then select the missing articles and check your answers.


Focus: Identifying and revising irregular simple past verbs

Source: Common irregular verbs

Time: 8 minutes

Description: Find the incorrect simple past forms. Touch them to collect 10 points. In the bonus round, type in the simple past form to get 50 points for each correct answer.


Focus: Turn-taking/Interaction

Source: Conversational functions

Time: 2-10 minutes

Description: Generate random group PINs, or just pick your own to join a group. In each group, click the button to get a hint about how to contribute. If you want to interrupt, other group members get notified along with hints on how to help you join in.


Focus: Revising various word forms

Source: Reddit fiction

Time: 3-5 minutes

Description: Sentences come down the conveyor belt, and try not to let any incorrect ones go past. If you spot something wrong, tap it to fix it. You can also hit the pause button if you need extra time.

About Grammar Buffet

This is a place to aggregate all the applications that I've created in the model of Micromaterials, intended as very targeted exercises focusing on discrete learning objectives. The two main points are that they are entirely digital, and also based on authentic language resources available freely on the internet.

Collaboration is both welcomed and encouraged. In fact, if you want to just take any of these and use it yourself. It's all hosted publicaly on my github profile. Pull requests welcome!