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Tell me something you saw last week? Is there something you have come to appreciate recently? What about something you really want to do next week? Where have you spent most of this last week? Where would you have you liked to spend this last week? Where are you thinking of going on holiday? Which is the best holiday place you have ever been to? Variation 1 Have students devise their own sets of questions to then be used as above. Variation 2 Group the students in fours: one acts as a ‘time-keeper’, one as a ‘question master’ and person 3 and 4 are the ‘players’. The ‘question master’ fires five rapid questions at player A which she has to answer falsely. The ‘time-keeper’ notes the time questioning takes. The ‘question master’ fires five similar questions

at B, who answers truthfully. The quickest answerer wins. (The problem lies in choosing the right wrong answer fast enough.) Possible questions: How old are you? Where do you live? Which color do you like best? What time is it? How did you get here? What time did you get up today? What did you have for breakfast? Where does your best friend live? What sort of music do you dislike? How many brothers and sisters do you have? Movement and grammar Sit down then Grammar: Who + simple past interrogative/Telling the time Level: Beginner to elementary Time: 10-20 minutes Materials: None In class Ask everybody to stand up. Tell them you’re going to shout out bedtimes. When they hear the time they went to bed yesterday, they shout ‘I did’ and sit down. You start like this: Who went

to bed at two a.m.? Who went to bed at quarter to two? Who went to bed at ten to two? Who went to bed at half past one? Continue until all the students have sat down. Get people back on their feet. Ask one of the better students to come out and run the same exercise but this time about when people got up, e.g. Who woke up at four thirty this morning? Who woke up at twenty to five? Repeat with a new question master but asking about shopping, e.g.: Who went shopping yesterday? Who went shopping on…(day of the week) Only if Grammar: Polite requests, -ing participle Only if + target verb structure of your choice Level: Elementary + Time: This activity is particularly suitable for young learners 15-20 minutes Materials: None In class Make or find as much space in your room as

possible and ask the class to stand at one end of it. Explain that their end is one river bank and the opposite end of the room is the other bank. Between is the ‘golden river’ and you’re the ‘keeper’ of the golden river. Before crossing the river the students have to say the following sentence: Can we cross your golden river sitting on your golden boat? They need to be able to say this sentence reasonably fluently. Get the students to say the sentence. You answer: Only if you’re wearing… Only if you’ve got… Only if you’ve got … on you Supposing you say ‘Only if you’re wearing trousers’. All the students who wear trousers can ‘boat’ across the river without hindrance. The others have to try to sneak across without being tagged by you. The first

person who is tagged, changes places with you and becomes ‘it’ (the keeper who tags the others in the next round). Continue with students saying ‘Can we cross your golden river, sitting on your golden boat?’ ‘It’ might say, ‘Only if you’re wearing ear-rings.’ etc. Variation 1 To make this game more lively, instead of having just one keeper, everyone is tagged becomes keeper. Repeat until everyone has been tagged. Meaning and translation Two-word verbs Grammar: Compound verbs Level: Upper intermediate to advanced Time: 40-50 minutes Materials: One Mixed-up verb sheet per pair of students. The Jumbled sentences on a large separate piece of card In class Pair the students and ask them to match the verbs on the mixed-up verb sheet you give them. Tell them to use

dictionaries and to call you over. Be everywhere at once. Mixed-up verb sheet Please match words from column 1 with words from column 2to form correct compound verbs. Column 1 Column 2 back- dry cross- soap ghost- treat soft- write blow- reference double- cross ill- dry spin- comb cold- manage double- feed pooh- read spoon- pooh court- glaze dry- clean proof- shoulder stage- martial frog- march wrong- record toilet- foot tape- train short- change rubber- feed force- stamp field- test cross- question cross- examine cross- check Key to first group of verbs: To back-comb/to cross-reference/to ghost-write/to soft-soap/to blow-dry/to double-cross/to ill-treat/to spin-dry Key to the second group of verbs: To cold-shoulder/to double-glaze/to pooh-pooh/to spoon-feed/to court-martial/to