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Find The Couple

 

SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford 

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Niigata's Songlines (1992) 

EDITED BY:まだ

GRAMMAR: Verb - Passive Voice   

EXAMPLE: Patrick is liked by Jennifer Lopez.   

DATE ADDED: Oct 27, 2009 

 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a simple activity where students ask each other passive-voiced questions to find out which two students on their worksheets are a couple.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • FindTheCouple worksheets: Half the class receives Worksheet A, and the other half receive Worksheet C.  The two teachers receive Worksheet B.

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. The objective is to find out who the two couples are.
  2. After handing out the Worksheets A & C to the class, they mingle, greet, play Janken, and the winners starts by asking their partner, "Is ____ liked by ____?"  Based upon the arrows on their worksheet, the partner responds, "Yes/No, ____ is (not) liked by ____."  If there is no arrow on their worksheet, they reply, "I don't know." Then, they switch question/answer roles. 
  3. Once complete, they find another partner and repeat the process.  However, if a student receives an "I don't know." there next partner must be a teacher.
  4. Once they figure out who the two couples are, they return to their seat, flip their worksheet over and practice writing their passive-voiced responses.
  5. BTW, the two couples are Minako/Osamu and Hiroshi/Tomoko.

 

 

VARIATIONS:

  • For higher level classes, have to practice writing more complicated sentences: "Noriko is liked by Tadashi, but Noriko doesn't like Tadashi.  She likes Osamu."

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • To keep 40 students from walking around the classroom, have only the students with Worksheet A stand up and walk around the class.  Worksheet C students must remain seated.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • Watch that the students don't simply show each other their worksheets instead of forming passive-voiced questions.

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