Yesterday during the single period in 5S1, I taught 'adjectives' by playing two interesting games that I learned from '700 Classroom Activities, David Seymour and Maria Popova (Macmillan). I purchased this book during the 2008 MICELT conference. As I had been teaching adjectives for the whole week, this was a wrap up lesson for reinforcement.
The first game was called 'Someone who...'
- Tell ss you are going to read to them (listening in progress) some descriptions of people. I chose 18 out of 20 descriptions as the other two were not suitable.
- For each one, ss shout out the adjective that describes the person. T writes the adjectives on the board.
- Ss write the number and name of the person they know is like that.
- SS compare their list with partner.
- Divide your class into Team A and B.
- T say out the nouns (e.g.s house, river, actress) . Group A shout out a positive adjective of the place and Group B shout out the negative adjective e.g. house- A- stylish B- old
- Compare your descriptions.
+ points: minimal preparation needed, reinforcement of adjectives learnt for the whole week.
Try it and share your experience.