Sunday, July 24, 2011
Activity 32- If you objects could talk, what would they say to you?
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This works beautifully with older teens and adults and can be used as a starter to break the ice.
Level: low intermediate or upper
Skills: Writing, speaking and listening
Material needed: none
Ask students to open their notebooks and grab a pencil. Ask students to imagine what their personal objects would say to them if they could talk. Provide them with some examples (shoes : "please, wash me more often" "I wish you would go out with me more often" "Can`t you see I`m old fashioned nowadays?") and tell them they are free to choose the grammar structure they are going to use to write their sentences.
Some suggestions for this activity:
PAIR OF SHOES
After the students have written their sentences, ask them to pair up or sit in small groups and ask them to read their sentences and take advantage of this situation to explain and discuss a little bit why their objects would say such a thing. To wrap up the activity, have some volunteers share some of their sentences and explanations with the whole group.