Sunday, February 12, 2012
Activity 52- Ask Me If You Can!
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Source: Vinicius Lemos
In this activity, students exercise spontaneity and creativity as they practice questions and answers using common question words. This activity is easily adaptable to different levels and verb tenses.
Level: Basic or Intermediate
Materials needed: as many cards with different question words as the number of students and 2 balls
Give each student a card with a question word and ask them to make a circle, so that they can see each other. Explain that the card they are holding has the question word the other classmates are going to use in questions directed to them (for example: if I am holding a card with the question word WHAT , it means that people are going to ask me questions using WHAT ). Give a student a ball and give another student a different ball (other objects can be used). Decide with the students which ball represents the questions and which ball represents the answers. Just like a hot potato game, play some music and ask them to pass the balls around. When the music stops, the student who has the ball representing the questions should ask a question to the student with the ball representing the answers. After playing it for a while the cards can be shuffled and redistributed.
Suggestions of question words to be used: