1. In a perfect world, you could teach a student grammar or vocabulary one time and they’d remember it forever! But this couldn’t be further from the truth. The Scrambled Eggs method is effective because in a lesson with focus on only a small grammar point and a set of 5-10 new vocabulary words, simply pounding them into the student’s brain. In this clip, Ross and Carlotta have just looked at and discussed a text which featured the grammar forms, and now it’s time for Ross to see how well Carlotta can use them in a similar, yet slightly different context.
  2. As mentioned above, we want the studied to use the key language over and over again throughout the lesson. Some students don’t understand this point and try to talk freely. There is nothing wrong with this, but when possible steer the students towards the key language. By the time they finish the lesson, we want them fully capable of using the language on their own.

3.  We want the students to go away from the lesson feeling they’ve made real, tangible progress. A thorough wrap up, going over the key new words and grammar points from the lesson, is essential. The student should be given the chance to make an example using the new words, answer simple comprehension check questions, or a final couple of conversation questions using the new words. This is the key moment to demonstrate and reinforce the student’s progress.