Sunday, June 10, 2012

Activity 74- Compare and Contrast

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This is a very dynamic activity that is going to test your students` fluency skills and creativity!

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Skill: Speaking
Material needed: set of cards with items to be compared

Divide class into 2 teams. The player should draw a card from the pile and read out loud the 2 items in it. He or she must tell one way the 2 items are similar and one way they are different. Set a time limit of 30 seconds or more (depending on the group).The other students must agree with the explanations in order for the team to get the point. Provide students with some examples before they actually play the game (Ex: apple- banana : The apple and the banana are the same because they are both fruit and they are different because a banana is long and an apple is round. )
Suggestions for the cards:
cousin- aunt
jacket- vest
yellow- black
carrots- grapes
wine - milk
soccer- video games
cell phone - watch
Superman- mother
paper- apple
water - lettuce
tie - socks
egg - rice
chocolate - ice
ketchup - salt

Source: Vinicius Lemos, adapted from "Everyone is a Winner" (TESOL 2009), by Jennifer Brown and Cathy Yorio

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