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 WarmupBall & Music

SUBMITTED BY: Raegina Taylor

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: An elementary school

EDITED BY: まだ

DATE ADDED: Feb 20, 2008

 

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05-15 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students pass a ball to music and revise questions or vocabulary.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Two balls/objects
  • Music: Wworld music works well to introduce different counties or a topic.
  • List of questions (not included)

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Explain the rules of the activity. Detail out the passing order (who will pass to who) to avoid confusion.
  2. When the music plays, students pass the balls/objects and when the music is stopped, the students holding the balls/objects must stand up.
  3. The teacher shows a flashcard or asks a question and the the first student to answer wins.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • Can be used the revise a specific grammar. Make one object the ‘question object’ and the other the ‘answer object’. The ‘question object’ must devise an original question based on a given grammar point. Alternatively, the students could be given a topic (like school subjects) and must base questions around the topic.
  • Scaffold the activity, by starting off easy. For example, students can answer just 'yes' or 'no'. Build on this, with students having to say a sentence to follow their response and maybe asking a follow-up question.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • Good for revision or conversation classes.

 

TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • Students may take a long time to think of a question on the spot, thus making other students bored and distracted whilst waiting. You could have students write an original question at the start of the game.

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