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Is This Real





GRAMMAR: Pronoun

EXAMPLE: Is she cute? Is he Mr. Matsuda?

DATE ADDED: Oct 16, 2009


Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó




15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a 'guess what' game where students practice the grammar and have fun playing Janken.



  • IsThisReal  worksheet: Copy the worksheet and cut up the squares. Make enough copies to give each student and teacher 5-6 cards. Blow up 1-2 cards to use them as example in class.



  1. Review or teach the grammar: "Is (s)he...?"
  2. Go over a few examples, using various nouns and verbs, so students know what to write later, for example: Is she a pumpkin? Is he Mr. Matsuda? Is she happy? Is he cute? Is she a math teacher?
  3. With the blow up examples, show the students how to fill-in-the-blanks and write the answers on the back of their cards.
  4. Give each student 5-6 cards and give them a few minutes to fill-in-the-blanks. Make sure you give the students a mixture of she/he cards. Make sure the students don't show anyone what they are writing.
  5. With the JTE, do a role play of how the game is played.
  6. The game starts with the students playing Janken with each other. The loser shows one of his/her cards to the winner and asks the question, "Is she... or Is he...?" The winner guesses whether the answer is "yes" or "no". The answer should have already been written on the back of the card. If the winner guesses correctly, the loser gives the winner the card. If not, the the loser doesn't relinquish the card, they say goodbye to each other and find another partner. NOTE: Only the loser asks question in this activity.
  7. After an X amount of time, have the students return to their seats and tally up their cards. The student with the most cards wins.



  • The writing part of this activity could take 10+ minutes, depending on how bright the students are. The speaking part, which is the actual activity, will probably take about ten minutes. If the speaking part takes longer, the students might start getting bored and goof off.

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