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    Learning by Games

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    تاريخ التسجيل : 25/12/2009
    الموقع : فارسكور - دمياط - مصر ( مدرسة فارسكور الاعدادية للبنين )

    Learning by Games

    مُساهمة  مصطفى منصور في الثلاثاء يناير 05, 2010 5:52 pm

    Of course
    Students like to play games
    So
    If we can mix our teaching with playing games
    It will be funny experience for students
    This will make them want to learn
    not oblige them to do this
    Here is a listening game
    Category: Listening and understanding
    Group size: 6 to 30 children
    Level: Beginners to intermediate
    Materials: Picture or word flash cards
    Age: 4 to 12
    Pace: Wake up to Excitable


    This game is designed to be used for several purposes

    1. when you have just introduced some new vocabulary and
    you want to reinforce it aurally before having your pupils
    start to use it

    2. for revision

    3. when you want to plant a grammatical structure in your
    pupils' minds

    4. to expose children to reading and spelling when you use
    word flash cards instead of pictures

    HOW TO PLAY

    Seat the players round in a circle, on chairs, or on the
    floor (on cushions if you have them), with one player
    standing in the middle. Each player has a picture of an
    item, or a word flash card, except for the player in the
    middle. Call out two of the picture card items or words.
    The two players holding these cards have to change places
    without the person in the middle grabbing one of their
    spots

    If the person in the middle manages to sit on the chair, or
    the spot in the circle then the one left standing goes in
    the middle. The new person in the middle hands their flash
    card to the child taking their place in the circle

    If someone is stuck in the middle for two turns say "All
    Change!". When the players hear this they must all change
    places, which gives the person in the middle a very good
    chance of joining the circle

    Once everyone has had one go ask your class to pass their
    picture to the right, and take the one handed to them from
    the left. You can give them another go with the new
    picture

    And it's that simple

    Organising the group

    With anything from six to fifteen children you can have
    only one circle. With sixteen to thirty children you would
    need two groups. Each group should have the same picture
    or word flash cards so that the two groups move
    simultaneously when you call out the words or sentences. If
    you have different age groups or abilities this is an
    opportunity to put all the older ones together, or all the
    brighter/more advanced ones together.

    One thing to bear in mind is that you need an odd number of
    children per group - for example seven pairs in the circle
    and one child in the middle

    If you have an even number then you can play too - starting
    in the middle. Alternatively you can pull out one of your
    best students to call out the words or sentences

    It is very important, especially with larger groups, that
    you keep the pace moving calling out the next change
    immediately the players have swapped over. Do not give
    the children time to start chatting to each other. Keep them
    on their toes


    Language ideas to use with this game

    The simplest version of the game is to call out two words,
    for example, if everyone has a food or drink picture card
    you could say: "bananas and pie". The child with the
    picture of some bananas, and the child with the picture of
    some pie change places. (If they can without the one in
    the middle taking one of their spots first)

    You can also incorporate the two words into a sentence
    such as: "I like bananas and pie". You can use more
    sophisticated sentences to match the ability of your class
    and to introduce phrases you would like them to learn

    Here are some examples to give
    you the idea

    "I would like some bananas and some pie please". "I like
    bananas but I don't like pie". "Do you like bananas?...No,
    I like pie". "Can I have some bananas and pie?" "Where can
    I buy bananas and pie?" "Do you have any bananas and pie?"
    "I really love bananas but I can't stand pie". "I feel
    sick when I eat bananas and pie"

    There is/there are

    "In my kitchen there are bananas and apples". "In my
    kitchen there is a pie and a banana"

    You can see from the above examples how you can adapt the
    game to your purposes

    You can be revising food vocabulary while introducing a
    new phrase to them such as "You should eat bananas, but you
    shouldn't eat pie"

    Alternatively, you could be revising a phrase while
    introducing new vocabulary

    For example let's say you recently taught them the days of
    the week, and now you are going to introduce food vocabulary
    You can say

    "On Mondays I eat bananas and pie". "On Wednesdays I eat
    potatoes and sausages". "On Saturdays I drink coke and
    milk". "On Thursdays I drink water and I eat bacon"

    And so on

    If you have an advanced class there is no reason why they
    cannot enjoy this game from time to time, and you can use
    it in the same way described above, simply use the
    grammatical structures you are teaching them at the time,
    however complex. For example

    "I only wish I could have some bananas and pie"

    "You ought to eat bananas and pie". "How can you think of
    eating bananas and pie"

    More language variants

    Other vocabulary ideas for this game are: sports, Next
    weekend I'm going to windsurf and play tennis, or animals,
    On my farm there are pigs and sheep, or professions, My
    mum's a doctor and my dad's a dentist, or places in town,
    On Monday I'm going to the bank and the supermarket, or
    fairy tale vocabulary, The princess married the Martian

    If you have a few star students who pick things up quickly
    you can give them the task of calling out the sentences

    I hope it will be beneficial
    .......

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