Sunday, May 29, 2011

Activity 25- Castaway

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This is a very fun speaking activity that involves using creativity. 

Level: advanced
Skill: speaking
Materials needed: common randomly chosen objects


  Set the scene by telling students that they are survivors from a shipwreck and that now they are lost in a desert island. Luckily, they were able to bring some objects with them. However, they will not be able to use these objects for what they were originally designed for. So, it means that they will have to find new uses for them in order to survive in the island. Give each student or each pair of students one object and give them some time for discussion and negotiation. Later, students report to the whole class what they can use the objects for. Suggested objects: a cd, a lipstick, a string, a pencil, a bread knife, a ball, etc.

Source:  Vinicius Lemos

1 comment:

  1. Great activity. I'll try it tomorrow. Thanks, guys.