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SUBMITTED BY: Benjamin Brannan

EXAMPLE: Is this your camera?


GRAMMAR: Prounoun: demonstrative

DATE ADDED: March 31, 2014

Large Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHuge Classes (40+ Students)Ô


15-20 min.

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OUTLINE: Students have lost their stuff!  They must walk around asking for help while others will ask if their item is the correct one.




  1. Review the vocabulary and dialog.
  2. Demonstrate the game and draw your lost item on the board quickly and simply. Give them a small time limit to draw theirs.  Tell them to keep it simple.
  3. Collect the papers from both halves of the room keeping the stacks separate.  Pass out side A's papers to side B (randomly) and have side A students walk around crying, 'Help! I've lost my ~.' 
  4. Side B students will find a match, based on the picture received, and ask, 'Is this your ~?'
  5. If yes, the A student will respond, ' Yes. That's my ~.' and sit down.  If no, the A student will respond, 'No. That's not my ~.' and keep seeking help.  
  6. Switch and repeat the activity. 



  • This activity can be done with everyone moving at one time, but I find the students often use English less in this situation.
  • Change up the lost item vocabulary.  The worksheet is built around lost items from a vacation such as a wallet or a purse.  Other lost items could be keys, a baby, or even a mind. 



  • When demonstrating, really play up the fact that you lost something.  Be searching frantically, worried, and really stress the word 'lost'.  Students will understand without needing to translate. 


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