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BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Other ALTs' awesome info-gap activities.

EDITED BY: まだ

GRAMMAR: Past Progressive Verb

EXAMPLE: He was playing golf at 11am yesterday.

DATE ADDED: Dec 11, 2009

 

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

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35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students pretend to be interested in pro-golfer Ishikawa Ryo's schedule and try to find out what he was doing over the weekend.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • RyosDoings worksheet: There are three pages -- Ryo's schedule, teacher's answer key and a question worksheet.

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. After dividing class into groups of 4-6 students, hand out worksheets to each group and have the students janken to decide their sequence numbers.
  2. ALT/JTE each hold a copy of Ryo's original schedule. Explain to the students that members from each group have to come up to either teacher and ask a question to find out details of what Ryo was doing. They can do this in order, for example, Student #1 goes first, goes back to report to group, Student #2 can write the answer and go next to ask the teacher.
  3. When group has finished collecting info on Ryo's schedule, or when time is up, they can discuss and write answers for the next section of questions.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • This activity can be edited and adapted for practicing the future tense grammer point: "I am going to..."

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • You may need to introduce and practice new words/phrases that will be used in this activity: playing golf, going out with friends, helping his father, etc.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • For lower level classes, let the students take notes.  If you do this, allow the students to do it in Japanese.

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