Oct 24th, 2006, 11:25 am
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Join Date: Oct 8th, 2006
| | Re: How to teach - What to, Where to, When to, etc.
It's not much fun, but it's the only activity which comes to mind. How about a game of request and excuse? Divide the class in groups and give them all the same list of 12 or 15 requests : I want you to translate this letter into Portuguese. / Can you put these documents away? / Go and find out what time the meeting starts. / Can you go and get a birthday present for your sister? / Can you feed the cat this evening?
The groups have to find a reason to say no using the target language : I don't know how to speak Portuguese / I don't know where to put them / I don't know who to ask / I don't know where to go /I don't know how to use the tin opener./
At the end the groups read out their answers. They get one point for a correct answer, but three for one which is not only correct but which no other group has thought of.
Well, I did say it wasn't brilliant ....