PASS THE PAPER or HOW TO DRILL 1. FOLD AND PASS THE PAPER: . each student has got an A 4 paper. Tell the students the rules and decide the order they are going to move the papers around. Rules: 1. Use only the Past Simple and Past Continuous tenses.
2. You write the beginning of a sentence on the board and tell them to copy it at the very top of their papers and continue in the way they prefer. 3. After they have written the first sentence, they fold the paper / sentence AWAY FROM them.
4. Pass the paper to another student. 5. The students MUST NOT read what the previous one has written.
6. Give the second beginning: they copy and continue the sentence and again fold the paper away from them and pass it to the next student. 7. Continue as before till the end of the story. 8. When the last part has been written, pass the paper again and only ask them to unfold the paper and read the story.
BEGINING S: 1. Yesterday morning I was... , 2. when I... 3. Then I...
, 4. but it was... , 5. and I... 6.
In the afternoon... , 7. and after that... 8. That evening... 2.
THE PRINCESS - QUESTIONS 1. Students work in pairs. 2. Give each pair an A 4 paper and tell them to divide it into 2 parts: one part takes 2/3 of the paper and the other 1/3. The bigger part being the and the smaller the. 3.
Dictate the first sentence of the story: 4. Let them continue the story with one more fact written on the left and one question (connected with the last fact) on the right. 5. Pass the paper to the next pair.
Answer to the question, add a new sentence and write the question. Pass the paper again and continue as before. 6. Let them write and pass the paper 7-8 times and in the last part let them give a title to their story and read to the class. 3. SHOULD / SHOULDN'T / OUGHT TO 1.
Give each student a paper. 2. IN CAPITAL LETTERS he writes an imaginary problem. 3. He passes the paper to another student who in turns writes a suggestion using the given structures.
4. He then passes the paper again to a third student who will write his own suggestion. 5. Continue as much as you want.
4. IF I WERE HIM /HER /THEM, I' D... 1. Each student gets a paper with the name of a famous person or group. 2. The first student writes what he would do if he were that person.
3. Pass the paper and let the second student write his sentence. 4. Continue as before.
5. WHAT COULD / MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED? 1. Give each student a slip with a given situation. 2. Give a blank paper and ask them to write at least 5 possible solutions using the structure MIGHT/COULD HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE. 3.
Tell them to pass the papers they have written and find out if any of the solutions / possibilities written by the others could fit their situation. As there are always 2 identical slips per situation, they will soon find out that a paper suits their situation. USING PICTURES... 1. 6 PICTURES write at least 5 words connected with one of the pictures. Now one reads, the others guess the number of the picture.
Now write a title, a headline or a caption for one of them. Swap the slip with your neighbour. Read and write the number of the picture it belongs to. (Who's got a sentence for number 1, 2... ).
Now in pairs, write a dialogue that might be heard in the picture. Reading... 2. DICTATE A DRAWING (repeat prepositions): on the BB draw the frame, top-bottom, the two hills)... Dictate: .
The sun is in the top right corner... There is a house on top of the left hill... There's a wood between the two hills... There's a river at the bottom of the two hills, going from left to right...
On top of the right hill there's an old castle... There's a tall tree behind the house... There's a path going down from the castle to the river... There are a lot of flowers in front of the house... There's a boat under the bridge! ! ! (now students dictate /in the same order! / back and you draw on the BB) 3. STORY TELLING: write 5 words you think will appear in the story; write down YES words.
students write their version of the story. you give the original, they read and write the right order of the pictures.