Q. and A. Scraps
|junior high school||To have as many students speaking as much English as possible.||Q. and A. forms||20 mins||80 scraps of paper; 2 per student. (Finally, a good use has been found for all|
This is an excellent review game, perhaps at its most effective at the end of the year. Have every student write an interesting question on one scrap of paper. They are permitted to use their text books as a reference or for ideas. Allow 3-4 minutes for this. Next, demonstrate the activity with the JTE. Ask your JTE a question such as, "What is your telephone number?" (this is especially interesting to students if the JTE is of the opposite gender to yourself). The JTE answers, then asks you a different question. You answer, then both of you exchange your question slips and sign each others' 2nd scrap of paper. After this, the students must move on to a new partner and the cycle continues. Make sure the students understand that they must exchange questions, as this enables them to practice many different forms. When the time frame for this activity is filled, ask the students how many people they spoke to. Award a prize to the person who spoke to the most people (used stamp, sticker, etc.).
Hints and cautions:
* Tell the S/s that they shouldn't look at each others' question scraps they should listen to what they are being asked.
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