Exploring one prompt for multiple exercises
Giving directions/modals/taste and nutrition/collocations/gerunds/appearance
This post continues to focus on using a single ChatGPT prompt to create multiple exercises. It’s made it easier to create more extensive sets of activities (just about full lessons). I suddenly realized that when creating these prompts you need a menu of exercises at hand, so that you can choose the appropriate set for a particular topic. Some of the prompts I used are in the paid subscriber section.
1 Giving directions - walking
(Note: all exercises can be downloaded in a zip folder at the end of the post)
This is an elementary listening/speaking exercise for giving directions to someone who is walking to a destination.
2 Modals for advice
This is an older exercise. It’s just been updated with a video.
3 Basic taste and nutrition vocabulary
I think variety is one of the essences of an interesting class. Below are some experiments using single prompts in ChaGPT to create multiple exercises. The results aren’t perfect and require editing. ChatGPT is often repetitive, and lacks imagination (ha ha!). But it produces excellent drafts. And it often throws up inspiring or surprising ideas.
Also, it’s easy to adjust the topic and recreate exercises for another topic. Here are taste and nutrition exercises: one set for a general class, another adjusted for a pharmacy or medical sciences class.
4 Basic collocations
This is a set of elementary exercises for collocations.
5 Gerunds made easy
And this is a set of elementary exercises for gerunds.
6 Describing appearance
This is a set of exercises for describing appearance.