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Are You Guessing

 

SUBMITTED BY: Lynn Bunter / Anonymous / Raymond Corrigan / Michael McCashin

 

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: Be-Verb / 3rd Person Pronouns

EXAMPLE: You are a student. They are students.

DATE ADDED: May 25, 2008 

 

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05-15 min.
 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a short (and hopefully fun) speaking activity that practices the grammar point "Are you ~ ?"

 

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DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Put students in pairs after practicing "Are you ~ ?" "Yes, I am./ No, I am not."
  2. Students choose to a character on the right side of the worksheet and keep it a secret. Janken to see who goes first. The winning student asks the first question, for example, "Are you a student?" The answers they receive narrow down the character until they know who it is and ask, for example, "Are you Doraemon?"
  3. The winner is the first student to guess correctly. The following is a sample conversation.
    Student One is Pooh and Student Two is Totoro
    • S1: Are you hungry?
    • S2: Yes, I am. Are you a teacher?
    • S1: Yes, I am. Are you from Japan?
    • S2: Yes, I am. Are you a student?
    • S1: No, I'm not. Are you Totoro?
    • S2: Yes, I am.

 

VARIATIONS:

  •  Raymond's Variation:
    • Put students in pairs after practicing:
      • "Are you ~?" (name)
      • "Are you (15/25/35) ?"
      • "Are you (a man/a woman)?"
      • "Are you from ~?" (country)
      • "Yes, I am./ No, I am not."
    • Students choose a character from the 'Variation Option' worksheet, write the character's name in the table at the bottom of their page and fold the bottom of their page to keep it a secret.
    • Students janken to see who goes first. The winning student asks the first question, for example, "Are you 15?" The answers they receive narrow down the character until they know who it is and ask, for example, "Are you Bob Sapp?"
    • The winner puts a circle in the box next to where they wrote their character's name in Step 2. The loser puts a cross in the box next to where they wrote their character's name in Step 2.
    • Students find another partner and repeat from Step 2.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • Make sure they understand the grammar structure and can pronounce the words correctly. Be especially careful with "fifteen" and "thirty."

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