Sunday, December 4, 2011
Activity 50- The Dictionary Game
picture credits: thefastlife.org
Source: Vinicius Lemos
This is an interesting suggestion to work with vocabulary in more advanced groups.
Skills: writing, listening, speaking, reading
Material needed: English dictionaries
Divide class into different teams and give each team a dictionary. Ask the groups to find 2 different words in the dictionary and write a correct definition for them (students can copy the definition from the dictionary or adapt it). Then ask them to come up with 2 more fake definitions for the same word. Each team should then read the word and the 3 definitions (in no particular order) while the other teams should vote for the definition they think is the correct one. Every time a team guesses the correct definition, they get a point. In the end, the group with more points is the champion. As a follow-up, teacher can ask students to make up contextualized sentences using the learned words.