Welcome to
ESL Printables, the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans,  activities, etc.
Our collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions.

 


 

 

 

ESL Forum:

Techniques and methods in Language Teaching

Games, activities and teaching ideas

Grammar and Linguistics

Teaching material

Concerning worksheets

Concerning powerpoints

Concerning online exercises

Make suggestions, report errors

Ask for help

Message board

 

ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > What is the difference?    

What is the difference?



sasuna
Algeria

What is the difference?
 
Hi everybody,
I hope that you answer this question:What is the difference between task,exercise and activity?
I need an explanation and which one should be written on the blackboard?
I always write task,but some colleagues objected and they didn īt convince me.
Thanks in advance.

9 Sep 2012      





ueslteacher
Ukraine

IMHO:
An activity involves is a wider term and it may or may not involve exercises, it īs what ss do (speaking activity, writing activity, group activity)
Task is usually stated instructions at the beginning of an activity/excercise, e.g. "Listen to the dialogue and fill in the missing information"
An exersice is a set of questions/sentences that test your knowledge/provide practice.

Here īs what the dictionary offers:
taskan activity which is designed to help achieve a particular learning goal, especially in language teaching
actitya thing that you do in order to achieve a particular aim
exercise-1)an activity that is designed to achieve a particular result
              2)a set of questions in a book that tests your knowledge or practises a skill

All of which sounds pretty confusing I guess:)
Maybe someone has a betterexplanation.
Sophia

9 Sep 2012     



douglas
United States

In MY humble opinion:
 They all have more-or-less the same meaning with a slight difference in focus.
 
task- focuses more on something that is required (perhaps given from an outside source such as a teacher)
 
activity- focuses on the action (more often used for crafting, etc.)
 
exercise- focuses on practicing something to achieve learning (in any of the three areas)
 
cheers,
Douglas 

10 Sep 2012     



sasuna
Algeria

Thank You Animated GIF Comments | GraphicsGrotto.com

10 Sep 2012