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|CONDITIONAL BATTLE FIELD|
|Aim||To practise the use of conditional sentences type 0, 1 and 2|
|Interaction||Groups of 3, 4 or 5 students|
|Exercise type:||Filling in the gaps, correcting mistakes|
|Time:||15 – 25 minutes|
|Materials:||A marker and a whiteboard, a set of question cards for the class.|
The game is available from download from Slideshare and here >>> CONDITIONAL BATTLE FIELD
The aim of the game is to practice the use of conditional sentences type 0, 1 , 2, and 3 as well as mixed conditionals.
The game is designed for upper-intermediate students, but you can easily modify the questions.
The game includes three types of questions:
1. Filling in the gaps, where players need to put the verbs in brackets in the correct form (Fill category);
2. Finding and correcting mistakes. Each sentence in this category has a mistake or two in the use of conditional sentences, the task is to find the mistake(s) and to correct it/them (Fix category);
3. Choosing the most suitable option out of two (Choose category).
The game has a main screen with a Jeopardy board, the students select the type of question and its value (more difficult questions value more) and click on a corresponding button.
This will take a student to a question slide. When the students give their answer, click on the question mark button in the bottom righ-hand corner, this will take you to an answer screen.
Have fun learning and teaching!
Click here to download the editable Conditional Sentences Grammar Game > Conditional Sentences Jeopardy 1, 2, 3
This activity helps to learn at least 20 words and expressions to talk about appearance. The activity is based on the song “Freckles” by Natasha Bedingfield. The slideshow includes teacher’s notes, introduction of the vocabulary and a ready-to-use handout.
Level: B1 – B2
1. Pre-teach the vocabulary on appearance (included in the slideshow).
2. Print out the slides with the lyrics and cut them up along the dotted lines.
3. Give each student a cut-up copy of the lyrics.
4. Play the song once (if you play it on YouTube, make sure the video doesn’t have lyrics displayed).
5. As the students listen to the song for the first time, they arrange the lyrics in order and fill in the gaps with missing words/phrases.
6. Play the song for the second time to allow the students to check their answers and to complete the gaps they have missed during the first listening.
7. As a follow-up activity, you can have a quiz on the words and phrases that the students had to use in order to fill in the gaps.
When I teach new vocabulary it seems more meaningful to me to introduce it in a though-provoking quote than in a general unspecific sentence that doesn’t strike a vibrant chord in a student. So I usually mine for quotes containing the vocabulary I want to teach and then I use quote generators to quickly create images like you can see in these slides. This is all done automatically and takes you less than 10 second to create a text poster.