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SUBMITTED BY: Alexander Rignanese

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: A Nintendo DS game

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: Prepositions

EXAMPLE: There is a toy under the tree.

DATE ADDED: Oct 11, 2011

 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: A competition where teams answer questions based on pictures they've seen for 10 seconds.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

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DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. If you haven't covered the basics of the grammar point, then be sure to at least cover the grammar of "there is (are)" before starting the game.
  2. Have the students form groups.
  3. Explain what will happen in the game. They will be shown a picture for 10 seconds and must remember as much as they can about the contents of the picture. The Powerpoint is configured so that once you click, the picture will appear for only 10 seconds then disappear.
  4. Ask them questions from the worksheet and reward points to those who answer correctly. The answers are included in the worksheet also.
  5. Once you've asked all the questions about the picture, click again in the Powerpoint to make it reappear (without a timer this time) and point out the answers.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • One variation that you might want to try in order to prevent absolute random guessing is to get students to say the complete sentence after the 'Yes' responses, too. This was recommended to me by a friend and I think that it does force them to listen more carefully. For example, "Are there three trees? Yes, there are. There are three trees."

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • You might want to give the students a warning countdown before you show the picture to capture their attention.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Powerpoint and pictures beforehand.
  • If one team is far ahead in points, try to even the score and call on the slower teams.

 

 

If you have an updated worksheet, email it to the site: admin (at) epedia (dot) onmicrosoft (dot) com

 

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