Your ESL students practise forming basic sentences and practise proper sentence formation and structures.
What is learnt?
Sentence formation and varied grammar.
How the game is played:
- Ask the students to draw a quick sketch of a four-year-old they know well. Give them these typical questions such a person may ask, e.g. 'Mummy, does the moon go for a wee-wee?' 'Where did I come from?' Ask each student to write half a dozen questions such a person might ask, writing them in speech bubbles on the drawing. Go round and help with the grammar.
- Get the students to fill the board with their most interesting four-year-old questions.
This can be used with various question situations. The following examples work well
- Ask the students to imagine a court room - the prosecution barrister is questioning a defence witness. Tell the student to write a dozen questions the prosecution might ask.
- What kind of questions might a woman going to a foreign country want to ask a woman friend living in this country about the men or the women in the country? And what might a man want to ask a man?
- What kind of questions are you shocked to be asked in an English-speaking country and what questions are you surprised not to be asked?
Acknowledgments: Thanks to Graham.J.B. for submitting this game to us.
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- Cantonese (Coming Soon)
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