I have a fantastic activity for you today. My boyfriend told me about this activity and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you.
It is originally intended to help the students become more familiar with the Cambridge PET speaking parts 1 and 2 but it can be used for many other different things such as:
- imperatives (for instructions and directions)
- topic based vocabulary (which you can choose)
- adjective order
I will give you the instructions for this activity based on the topic I have chosen which is ‘presents’.
Tell your students to come up to the board. Put them in pairs. Each pair gets a section of the board and one student in each pair gets a marker for the board. The other student will give instructions on how to draw that sudent’s best present he/she has ever received. Repeat the process after swapping roles. Make sure the students do NOT erase any drawings from the board.
Then your students will explain to the class why they chose those items (this is similar to speaking part 1). Here the teacher should be taking notes of the student’s main mistakes.
Once every student has presented his present, the teacher will keep the 6 most relevant drawings to the question ‘Which of those presents is the best for Mother’s Day?’.While they debate which one is the best (part 2 of the speaking exam) the teacher circulates and takes notes of more mistakes.
Wrap up the activity by writing all the mistakes heard throughout the activity on the board. The students should try to correct the mistakes themselves. The teacher goes over the remaining mistakes on the board.
Let me know how it goes! XOxo