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Emotion Basket

 

SUBMITTED BY: Lynn Bunter

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: The Japanese Fruit Basket game 

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: 'Be' Helping Verb

EXAMPLE: I am happy. 

DATE ADDED: May 25, 2008

 

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15-30 min.
 
 

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BRIEF OUTLINE:The students might be in junior high school but they still like to play Fruit Basket. This is an activity for brand new students. It should make them more confident with their speaking.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • EmotionBasket worksheet: Print out and cut up into individual cards, ideally laminated.  Each student and you should receive one card. 

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. This is called Emotions Basket and is a take on the fruit basket game. Teach the students the words: happy, hungry, sad, sleepy and sick.  Also, practice the phrase "How are you?" and the different answers: I'm happy, I'm sad, etc.  Get a bit emotional so they can remember the meaning!
  2. Give each student an emotion card and move the desks so you can put the chairs in a big circle. You will stand in the center. Count "3, 2, 1" and have everyone say "How are you?" together. Then shout out your answer, like "I'm sad!" and the students with the 'sad' card must change seats.
  3. If someone says "emotions" then everyone changes seat.
  4. After 10 minutes, you can change the rules so they can say "I'm sad AND sleepy."

 

VARIATIONS:

  • If someone is in the middle for 3 times or more then they have to do something silly.
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TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Encourage them to speak loudly.

 

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