English Australia Journal : English Australia Journal 27.2
English Australia Journal Volume 27 No 2 55 and the others guess what it is. If they have problem with some of the words, they should be asked to keep these on their list for future practice. Partner-finding game This activity might be applied to review grammar items. The teacher divides the class into groups, and provides each with the same sentences, but written on different coloured cards, for example, red for one group and yellow for the other. The number of sentences should equal the number of students in each group, so for a class of 10 students the teacher writes five duplicated sentences. The teacher asks the red card group to paraphrase the sentence(s) using the target structure, and the yellow card group to paraphrase in a different way. When finished, the students of each group should walk around the class to find their partner. Together, they check if the sentences match and if they need correction. The teacher can help in case any correction is required. For example, to practice the structure get used to, the card might say: Rosa was not living in a big city. Then she immigrated to the United States (New York). First living in a big city was difficult for her but some time later she started feeling comfortable. The red group, who must use the target structure, might write: It took a while for Rosa to get used to living in a big city. The yellow card group, who can paraphrase, might write: When Rosa moved to New York, she wasn't comfortable living there. The group should keep the sentences for future review. Team game The class is divided into 3 groups, and given a list of revision words. They are given some time to go over the words and prepare sentences using them; they must cooperate at this stage if they want to achieve a high score in the game later. When ready, Group A chooses a member of Group B to incorporate a selected word into a sentence or give its definition; Group C is the referee and decides if a sentence/definition is acceptable or not, with guidance from the teacher if necessary. Change the group roles each time, until everyone has had a turn, or the revision list has been exhausted. Any difficulties that arise can be noted by the teacher and revisited.
English Australia Journal 28.1
English Australia Journal 27.1