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When you students struggle with word order, take the time to review this with them using one of the 85 word order worksheets available in this section. Browse through this section to find something that your students will enjoy or use these worksheets as a basis for your own. Here is a resource to refer to when talking about word order. The material may be a little overwhelming for your students but the scrambled sentences on the last three pages can be great practice if students have difficulties with word order. There are other scrambled sentences and word order worksheets to look at as well as an article that talks about teaching word order so stick around and explore all that Busy Teacher has to offer.
There are many common word order mistakes that English language learners make even as their overall fluency and level increase. You cannot stress the importance of word order enough so be sure that students understand the position of words in a target structure before sending them off to do practice activities. Not everyone supports the idea of giving students incorrect material but this would be one method of checking to see if students understand correct word order. You could create a worksheet with some incorrect sentences and ask students to make corrections to them. To make this more challenging, ask students to correct the incorrect sentences and include some sentences without errors so they have to be even more attentive when reading. Of course the best method of teaching word order is to include it in your introductions; take preventative measures when it comes to word order and you will have fewer problems to deal with later on in the course.
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GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Word Order?
In linguistics, word order typology refers to the study of the order of the syntactic constituents of a language, and how different languages can employ different orders. Correlations between orders found in different syntactic subdomains are also of interest. The primary word orders that are of interest are the constituent order of a clause—the relative order of subject, object, and verb; the order of modifiers (adjectives, numerals, demonstratives, possessives, and adjuncts) in a noun phrase; and the order of adverbials. Some languages have relatively restrictive word orders, often relying on the order of constituents to convey important grammatical information. Others, often those that convey grammatical information through inflection, allow more flexibility which can be used to encode pragmatic information such as topicalisation or focus. Most languages however have some preferred word order which is used most frequently...
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Word Unscramble - Dinosaurs

Word Unscramble - Dinosaurs

•Word Order,
This resource can be used when teaching kids about dinosaurs! Students are asked to unscramble the letters and write the words correctly on the lines. There are fifteen words to unscramble from ex ...
3 Elementary
Figure out Parts of Speech

Figure out Parts of Speech

The activity (which is basically just one slide) is aimed at helping your students to figure out parts of speech in the text. The words in red are non-existent, thus you can use this activity even ...
2 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Questions Words Worksheet

Questions Words Worksheet

Mirlo
A fill in the blank exercise for practicing the questions words. Students read the answers and decide which question word is adequate. The tenses are mixed. This helps ss to identify the question ...
8 Elementary
Wh-Questions (Word Order)

Wh-Questions (Word Order)

This worksheet contains activities on Wh-questions word order and is particularly suitable for the elementary-pre-intermediate students. In part A, students are asked to fill in the spaces with t ...
8 Elementary
Order of Adjectives

Order of Adjectives

•, Word Order
This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching the order of adjectives. It is suitable for elementary students and also upper levels. First it shows the rule of ordering adjectives then ...
7 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Different Types of Hair, Order of Adjectives

Different Types of Hair, Order of Adjectives

This PowerPoint includes different types of hair + how to put the adjectives to describe hair in the right order. It is appropriate for elementary and pre-intermediate levels, both young learners ...
11 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Order of the Adjectives PDF

Order of the Adjectives PDF

•, Word Order
This is a worksheet for revising order of adjectives. It contains an activity in which the learners are asked to unscramble the words to make sentences. It is appropriate for elementary levels. Yo ...
5 Elementary
Have/Has Got Constructor

Have/Has Got Constructor

This is a constructor to use during your grammar classes. It helps in creating different types of sentences with have/has got. You can either ask your students to translate the similar constructio ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementary
Movie Worksheet: Lost and Found

Movie Worksheet: Lost and Found

The worksheet features tasks to a 25-minute film adaptation of the children's book Lost and Found. The film is directed by Philip Hunt. There are three tasks in the worksheet: a pre-watching task ...
6 Elementary
Parts of the Speech Train

Parts of the Speech Train

•, Word Order
I came up with this idea when I was teaching the parts of speech. It is very simple. I used a train to show my ss that all should have an order. I labelled them with the words Subject, Verbs and s ...
6 All levels
Unscramble Sentences 3

Unscramble Sentences 3

•, Word Order
Unscramble sentences one: twenty sentences to practice the use of  present continuous in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become ...
10 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Unscramble Sentences 2

Unscramble Sentences 2

•, Word Order,
Unscramble sentences one: twenty sentences to practice the use of the verb to have got in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become mor ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementary
Unscramble Sentences 1

Unscramble Sentences 1

•, Word Order
Unscramble sentences one: twenty-five sentences to practice the use of the verb to be in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become mor ...
10 Complete BeginnerElementary
Making Sentences Game

Making Sentences Game

Find an English magazine or newspaper and cut out about 40 words ensuring you have a balance of parts of speech and stick them onto a sheet of paper in no particular order something like in the pi ...
3 All levels
Direct and Indirect Questions

Direct and Indirect Questions

•, Word Order
This is a simple scheme to introduce the difference between direct and indirect questions. To be filled by students themselves. Mind that the terms may differ, so you can change "information quest ...
7 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced

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