In this activity ESL students make use of comparatives to compare themselves with others.
What is learnt?
How the game is played:
Tell the students a bit about yourself by comparing yourself to some people you know:
I'm more ... than my husband. I'm not as ... as my eldest boy. I I reckon my uncle is ... than me.
Write six or seven of these sentences up on the board as a grammar pattern input.
- Tell the students to work in threes. Two of the three listen very closely while the third compares herself to people she knows. The speakers speak without interruption for 90 seconds and you time them.
- The two listeners in each group feedback to the speaker exactly what they heard. If they miss things the speaker will want to prompt them.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 so that everybody in the group has had a go at producing a comparative self-portrait.
Acknowledgments: Thanks to Graham.J.B. for submitting this game to us.
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