Intermediate Level >> Miscellaneous Materials >> Fun speaking activity in which students attempt to slip, unnoticed into their conversations, pre-selected sentences. Can be used to target specific structures and their uses.
Guess the Sentence.
This is a pleasant speaking activity which requires speed of thought.
- Divide the class into two groups.
- Ask one member from each group to come to the front of the class and sit down.
- Ask any random student in the class to pick a card from the 'Subject' category. You can of course change these depending on your classes:
|The environment||My weekend||Going shopping|
|Favourite sports||Public Transport in this city||My English class|
|My plans for tonight||Australia||The polar bear|
- Then ask the two students to pick one card each from the 'Sentence' category. Again, you will probably want to change these:
|The Americans are the worst.||Everyone should drive more.||I hate using a bicycle.|
|The Chinese invented that.||How many do you need though?||It seems too big and too expensive.|
|Have you seen the price of cheese?||That is what I heard once.||Don't believe everything you read.|
|Would you like to kiss him?||I'll buy one in the future.||It isn't completely white, you know.|
|They always go too fast.||I find the cinema so boring.||But is your mother fat?|
The two students must then have a brief conversation about the pre-chosen subject and each must try and slip into the conversation his/her chosen sentence.
If s/he succeeds in doing so without the opposing team noticing, they get a point. The opposing team can challenge up to two times during the conversation.
Important: if one of the students gets their chosen sentence into the conversation without being challenged, s/he must then continue with the conversation as normal to allow the other student equal opportunity.