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Board-game Language: (required prior to playing…):

** NO actions without words! (e.g. do NOT pass the dice until you are asked for it!) Vocabulary: die / dice. “Mary, please roll the dice.” “It’s your turn to roll the dice.” Other Expressions: * Would you pass the dice please? * Could I have the dice, please? * It’s your turn. * Whose turn is it? * Miss a turn. Board with “tokens”; “men”, “pieces”, “counters” …

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I N S I D E O U T R e s o u rc e P ac k

14B Tell us about ... My favourite gadget is ...

By the end of the year, I’ll have ...

In the third millennium, we ...

If I could no longer use a computer, ...

I’ve never been able to ...

Tell us about ...

My favourite computer game is ...

I often feel guilty about ...

It’s high time I ...

The worst crimes are ...

A charity I support is ...

Some English words used in my language are ... The last letter I wrote in English ...

I generally use the Internet to ...

It’s OK to break the law if ...

Tell us about ...

Tell us about ...

My country’s press is ...

I’ll never forget the first time I ...

A traditional story from my country is ...

A story I remember from my childhood is ...

Tell us about ...

I once won ...

Tell us about ...

The main differences between my first language and English are ...

It’s always been an ambition of mine to ...

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T E A C H E R’ S

N O T E S

14B Tell us about ... Jon Hird Type of activity

Procedure

Speaking and listening. Group work.

1

Aim 2

To improve fluency.

Task To move around a board by speaking about different topics for sixty seconds at a time.

Preparation Make one copy of the worksheet for each group of three to four students. Each group needs one dice and a watch with a second hand and each student needs a counter.

Timing 30 minutes

3

Divide the class into groups of three to four students and give each group a copy of the worksheet. Look at the board game with the class and explain how to play: ● Each student places his/her counter anywhere on the board. ● Students take turns to throw the dice, move the appropriate number of squares, read the prompt in the square and talk continuously about that topic for one minute. ● If a player lands on a Tell us about ... square, the other students in the group choose a topic for him/her to talk about. ● If a student manages to talk for sixty seconds, he/she gets a point. However, if the student hesitates too often, repeats information or does not manage to talk for the full sixty seconds, he/she does not get a point. ● The winner in each group is the first student to get five points. While the students are playing the game, circulate and monitor, noting down any common errors which can be used for correction at a later stage.

Follow up Prepare a Correct the mistake activity using the errors that you noted down while the students were playing.

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11C Compound adjective dominoes empty-

handed

well-

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dressed

broken-

hearted

open-

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minded

home-

made

long-

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winded

right-

handed

well-

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behaved

cold-

hearted

absent-

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minded

ready-

made

long-

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suffering

single-

handed

well-

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informed

faint-

hearted

bloody-

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minded

man-

made

long-

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running

heavy-

handed

well-

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fed

warm-

hearted

like-

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minded

self-

made

long-

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N O T E S

11C Compound adjective dominoes Piotrek Steinbrich Type of activity

Procedure

Vocabulary. Group work.

1

Aim 2

To practise forming compound adjectives.

Task To match dominoes to make compound adjectives.

3

Explain that the students are going to play a game of dominoes in which they form compound adjectives. Divide the class into groups of three to four students and give each group a set of dominoes placed face down on the table. Ask the students to take five dominoes each and leave the rest in a pile, face down. Ask the students to take turns to place their dominoes, for example,

Preparation

4

Make one copy of the worksheet for each group of three to four students. Cut up the dominoes as indicated.

behaved

Timing 20 minutes

cold-

hearted

absent-

minded

ready-

If they do not have a domino that works, they pick up a domino from the pile and miss a turn. Circulate, checking that the students have found the correct connections. The first student to get rid of all their dominoes wins.

Notes & comments To maximise oral practice, ask the students to say each word as they play.

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Past Continuous Game 

33. I was looking

I was sleeping…

34.

for my cat this morning…

…when I stepped on vomit.

36. 35. Start again

Finish

31. She was speaking to my brother last night …

30. They were going home after school yesterday…

29.

26. …when a dog bit her.

27. I was taking a shower this morning…

28. …when he had a nightmare.

Start again

23. My mother was cooking yesterday…

22. …when I started dreaming about a dog.

21. I was walking through the forest last evening…

17.

18. My sister

19.

32. …when a tiger attacked me.

25. Go forward 3 spaces

24.

…when I heard a loud noise.

16. We were talking in the classroom yesterday…

9. Start again

8. Tom was walking in the park…

1.

Start

was watching a movie last night…

…when a crocodile bit him.

15. …when the accident happened.

14. … when

10. The power went off in my building just…

7. Paul was driving his car too quickly yesterday…

2. …when the phone rang.

someone knocked at the door.

11. …when I caught a cold.

6. Go back 3 spaces

3. …when she fell asleep.

Go back 5 spaces

20. …when a policeman arrested me.

13 Go forward 3 spaces

12. The phone was ringing this morning…

5. While I was having a bath yesterday…

4. I was riding my bicycle yesterday…

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Past continuous tense Board Game using WHEN & While

Roll the dice and count according to the spaces on the board and advance. If you fall on a pirate sign, you restart. If you fall on a forward or backward sign, you move in that direction. The rules here are simple. Practise the past continuous tense by landing on a space and creating the other half. For example, number 2 “ … when the phone rang.” Student must say something with the past continuous like this: “ I was eating my dinner last evening when the phone rang.” If the sentence has a beginning part instead, the students have to make the ending. For example number 4: “I was riding my bicycle yesterday, when I fell off.”

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TELL ME GAME Present perfect vs. Simple Past  

It’s fun with grammar.

33. Have you ever tried bungee jumping?

34. When was the last time you got really scared?

32. When did you

31. What sport have you never played?

30. How long have you studied English?

29.

26. Have you ever eaten scorpions?

27. When was the last time you bought a present for a friend?

28. What is something you have never done that you want to do?

22. How long

21. When was the last time you ate something really strange?

last receive a parcel?

25. Go forward 3 spaces

24. Start again

23. Have you ever taken care of a small child?

36. 35. Start again

have you known your best friend?

17. Where did you last see someone stealing?

18. Have you ever been on TV?

ever had a birthday party on the beach?

16. Have you ever ridden a horse? If yes, when did you last ride a horse?

15. Have you ever lived on the 30th floor of a building?

14. When did you last eat pizza?

10. Have you ever

Go forward 3 spaces

done something really stupid? What was it?

8. When did you

7. Have you ever

last have a birthday party?

been trapped in the rain?

9.

1.

Start

19. Have you

11. Have you

ever been to the Philippines?

6. Go back 3 spaces

2. When was the

3. Have you ever

last time you took a shower?

gone camping on a mountain?

Finish

Go back 5 spaces

20. How many times have you fallen off a bike?

13. Start again

12. What is  something you’ve  never seen that  you would like to  see? 

5. Who did you last go on a holiday with?

4. Have you ever brushed your teeth with salt?

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TELL ME GAME What would you do? 

33. If you could  change one thing  about yourself,  what would it be?

32. If you could be  an animal, what  animal would you  choose to be?

25. Go forward 3 spaces

34.   If you won  $ 2,000,000 in a  lottery, what  would you do with  the money?

I would… , G

36. 35. Start again

31. If you could  speak ten  languages, which  languages would  you speak?

30. If the doctor  told you that you  are going to die  tomorrow, what  would you do today?

26. If you  discovered a new  island, what would  you name it and  why?

27.   If you were  made president of  your country, what  problem would  you solve first?

Finish

29. Go back 5 spaces

28.   If you could  stop a bad habit  that you have, what would you  stop? 

suitcase full of  $3,000,000, what  would you do?

23. If you were  given a chance to  go to the moon, would you go?  Why or why not?

22. If you could  be a vegetable,  what veggie  would you be?

21.

17. Would you  choose  immortality if you  had a chance? Why  or why not? 

18. If you could  travel back in time,  what historical  time would you  travel to?

19. What would 

20. If your mobile

16. If you were walking through the forest and you suddenly saw a lion, what would you do?

15. If you were forced

14. If you had to  choose, would you  give up your sight  or your hearing? 

24. If you found a 

9. Start again

8. If you could be  famous for  something, what  would you like to  be famous for?

1.

Start

to choose between being a well-fed slave and a hungry free person, what would it be?

10. How do you  think students  would feel about  learning if teachers  were robots?

happen if  computers had  minds of their  own?

11. If you were  abducted by aliens,  would you tell  anybody? Why or  why not?

7.

If you could live anywhere, where would you live?

2. If you were a  monster, what  monster would  you be? 

6. Go back 3 spaces

3. If a gunman came to  your neighbourhood  and started shooting  down people, what  would you do? 

Start again

phone fell in a public toilet, what would you do?

13 Go forward 3 spaces

12. If you could be  another person for  a day, who would  you be?

5. If you saw a  policeman picking  someone’s pocket,  what would you  do? 

4. If you could ask  God any one  question, what  question would it  be?

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