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Past Tense Points

 

SUBMITTED BY: Carlee Miller

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: A collection of Past Tense activities on Englipedia

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: Past Tense Verb

EXAMPLE: I studied English last night.

DATE ADDED: April 4, 2010

 

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10-25 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students get into groups and try to come up with past tense sentences that will give them the most points.

 

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DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Students get into pairs or groups, depending on class size. Each pair/group receives a worksheet.
  2. Explain the basis of the worksheet. Each sentence can earn points based on content as follows:
    • If it is a complete sentence (subject+object+verb) = 1 point
    • If it is a question and the ALT's answer is "yes" = 1 point
    • If they use an irregular verb (swim-->swam) correctly = 1 point
    • If they add in a time-related phrase (last night, this morning, yesterday, etc) = 1 point
  3. Any sentence that another group has already said receives no points. You can decide how literal to be about this, as some students will try to alter a sentence already said by another team by one word to still try to get points.
  4. Because the students are aiming for points, they'll want to make as complex of a sentence/question as they can and also try to make it original, since they can't get points if another team says it.
  5. Give the students 5-7 minutes, based on class ability, to make ten sentences/questions. At the end of the preparation time, have each group take turns reading out their sentences.  You can have them janken to see which group goes first. For example, Group 1 reads their first sentence and then Group 2 reads their first sentence, and so on.
  6. Whichever team has the most points at the end of the rounds wins.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • You could add in a bizarre-ness element. If a sentence is really funny and makes the ALT laugh, that could be worth an additional point.

 



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