Sunday, March 6, 2011

Activity 11- Where is my half?

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Here is a nice idea to review vocabulary or a reading passage or even to mingle students in class.

Level: all
Skills: speaking, reading and listening
Material needed: slips of papers with sentences


  • Choose a few sentences from a reading passage you have already worked with your students.
  • Write them on slips of paper and cut each sentence into two halves. Make sure you have enough sentences for the entire group.
  • Have students stand and mingle.
  • They read their half sentences to one another until they find the second half of their sentence. All sentences are read out loud.
  • Students form a line in the order of how the sentences appeared in the text.
  • Teacher (or a student) reads the original text, and students re-arrange themselves to correct any mistakes in order.

 *Tip: This activity can also be used with beginners and with small texts. It can take from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the number of students one has in the group. It aims the speaking, reading, and listening skills.
Source: adapted from Dörnyei, Z. (2001). Motivational Strategies in the Language  Classroom.    CUP, Cambridge.

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