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 General GameText Message English

SUBMITTED BY: Lizzie Joy

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Rachel, former ALT

EDITED BY: まだ

DATE ADDED: May 25, 2011

 

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15-30 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Internationalization! Let kids have fun deciphering English text message language.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Talk to students about text messages. They should be familiar with them! If you can, show how difficult it is to use a cell phone to type in English and explain there is text message slang.
  2. Pass out the worksheet and have the students look at the first example (C U). Have the students read it out loud and guess what the meaning might be. After they get the hang of it, have them complete the worksheet.
  3. After they finish go over the answers.
  4. Pass out scrap paper and have students compose a text message to you. You might get some hilarious and creative results! (Example-3p means sleepy)

VARIATIONS:
  • Compose text messages back to your students.
  • For a huge online list of acronyms, CLICK HERE

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:
  • If allowed you can show your cell phone as a teaching aide.

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • Don’t bring your cell phone to class without checking with your JTE.  Most schools have strict anti-cell phone rules.

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