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Go: JHS GrammarSpiders in the Kitchen


SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Niigata's English Connection (1993)


GRAMMAR: There is/are.../Prepositions

EXAMPLE: There are five spiders in the kitchen.

DATE ADDED: Apr 28, 2010


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓBad/Misbehaved ClassesÕHandicapped ClassesÖ


10-20 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:  Students use the "There is/are..." target expression while enjoying a quiz-like activity.



    • SpidersInTheKitchen handout: Any picture will do as long as it contains a lot of first year vocabulary words.
    • Paper microphones (or any kind of baton thing): One for each group



      1. After distributing a handout to each student, tell the students to keep the picture turned down on their desks so they can't study it.
      2. Students remain seated at their desks and each row forms a team.
      3. The first student in each group is given a paper microphone.
      4. You ask them, "How many ____s are there?" As soon as you finish the question, the students with the microphones turn over their paper and counts the object that you asked about.
      5. The first student to answer the question correctly using the target expression wins a point for their team.
      6. The microphone is then passed to the next student.


              • If a student fails to answer two consecutive questions, the microphone is passed to the next student.


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