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How Long Bingo

 

SUBMITTED BY: Raymond Corrigan

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Nakagawa Sensei (Higashi Hiroshima)

EDITED BY:まだ

GRAMMAR: Present Perfect Verb (have you ever)

EXAMPLE: Question - 'How long...'

DATE ADDED: June 14, 2010

 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students play Bingo but instead of a teacher reading out numbers, the students ask each other, "How long have you...?" The answer is the number they must circle.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. After practicing the Present Perfect tense, hand out the bingo sheet and have students fill it in with numbers from 1-16.
  2. Students walk around, find a (new) partner and interview each other:
    • Student A: "How long have you played the piano?"
    • Student B: "I have played the piano for 9 years." (B can also say "I don`t play the piano" to get a new question.)
  3. Student A circles `9` on their bingo sheet, then A and B switch roles.
  4. Students A and B repeat from step 2.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • Teacher-interview variation: For low level classes, students take turns interviewing the teachers. All students circle the answers.
  • Pair-interview variation: For slightly less advanced classes:
    • Students make permanent pairs instead of walking around.
    • After A or B get bingo they tally whether they won (first bingo) or lost (no bingo) on the score card below their bingo table.
    • A and B repeat from step 2. with new pairs.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • This can become a full lesson with the following steps:
    • Use the teacher-interview variation to give the class practice and confidence. Have all students repeat each question and praise the students asking questions.
    • Use the pair-interview variation of this game to check how well students can perform the activity and to help those with trouble.
  • Overall, the goal is for each variation to prepare students for the next variation.
    teacher-interview --> pair-interview --> walkabout-interview.
    In other words.
    listening/repeating --> monitored-interviewing --> free interviewing

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