Teacher comments: This is a whole class interactive grammar activity with question and answer cards. Everyone will have a go at identifying correct answers, reading answers and questions out loud. Make sure you use up all cards to link the thread. This means that all students receive at least one card until all cards have been given out. The student who is holding the card with the correct answer will have to identify it and read the answer out loud. Then it will be his/her turn to read the question on the card. Some students may have more than one card. This is due to the fact that the thread has to keep going. Try to make sure that those students who are most confident will get multiple cards (if any are left).
All students will have to participate and concentrate as they don’t know when the question comes up with the answer on THEIR card.
When you create your own cards you can use any grammar point and level of students’ knowledge. The possibilities are endless. Just remember to keep it interesting.
Teacher resources: Prepared cards with questions and answers. See teacher instructions below.
Teacher instructions: Prepare questions on cards and make sure that only one answer is correct which is written on another card followed by a question. So you will have cards with one answer and one question. You can type out your questions and answers and laminate on A4. Then cut out to small sizes. You will have a great resource to keep.
TIP: Before you cut up the (laminated) A4 into small cards make a copy. Sometimes students do not recognise it is their turn. You may have to prompt them and ask; ‘Who has got, e.g. My dog is called Woof’. Soon you will find the student holding the correct card to read out the answer and the new question.
Instruct the first student to only read out the question on his/her card.
At the end of the game you can shuffle the cards and re-distribute. Students will become more confident as they repeat the activity.
Answer: My birthday is today.
Question: You have a dog. What is his name?
Answer: My dog is called Woof.
Question: I am hungry. What do I need?
Answer: You need food.
Question: When will dinner be ready?
Answer: Dinner will be ready at 6.
Question: Will you come to the cinema with me?
Answer: I would love to go to the movies.
Question: You look a bit pale. Are you tired?
Answer: I feel very tired. (you can put challenges in such as; I feel exhausted)
Question: Where is your house?
Answer: My house is up on the hill.
Question: How many rooms are there in your house?
Answer: There are five rooms in my house.
Question: When is your birthday?