Do you know how many questions each person asks every day in their life? From 200 in the childhood to 70-100 in the adult life!
But asking questions for ESL students is not that easy! We need to practice
how to teach them asking questions in a fun and engaging way!
Please look at the ideas for levels A1-B1:
The advantages of the game:
– friendly competition
-intensive practice in context
There are 10 jobs sets with 6 cards in each:
Each card has its own character with his/her brief life description.
We can find out about our character’s:
–every day activities (Present Simple)
-life experience (Present Perfect)
-last weekend activities (Past Simple)
-before leaving for work activities (Past Perfect)
-between 8-10p.m. yesterday activities (Past Continuous)
-at the moment activities (Present Continuous)
-future plans (Future Simple, going to)
There are also 10 cards with activities the players will ask about:
They choose one of the cards above, but they have to be placed face down so that the players cannot see what the other person collects.
You, as a teacher choose a Category Card, depending on what you want your students to practice:
If you want to practice only HAVE and BE you don’t need a Category card, Your students will have to look ONLY at the front of the cards:
Here is an example dialog:
If we decide to practice questions about everyday activities, a player may ask:
- Does she/he cook?
If a player who was given this question has two or more cards with characters that cook,
- Yes, she/he does. Ask more.
To get a desirable card, a player needs to find a suitable question word:
- WHEN does she/he cook? lub WHERE does she/he cook?
When the player gives the answer, they exchange the cards.
THE PLAYER WHO HAS COLLECTED 6 CARDS FROM THE SAME JOB, WINS THE GAME!
I am sure, your students will have fun and you will feel a great satisfaction!
There are plenty of other ideas how to play and practice English with these cards, but ….
TO BE CONTINUED…..