Advanced Game: Look at my snowman!

A bit of a change again today as Margit has just sent in this great game she uses with her adult students.

Check out the video below!

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1. Hand out one of theΒ Odd One Out snowman cards to each person.

2. Whilst clapping (to keep the rhythm and add the adrenaline!) one person says “Look at my snowman, it doesn’t have a ….. I think you need a ….” according to what they have on their card!

3. Repeat from step 2.

According to Margit this really stresses her adult students out but is the most fun for them too!

She has also written up her thoughts in Japanese on her blog here.

What do you think? Β Would you like more of these advanced type ideas too? Do let us know in the comments!

 

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2 Responses to “Advanced Game: Look at my snowman!”

  1. Elvira

    Thank you for the funny game, Margit! Can you share more games for more advanced learners? Or anybody else?

  2. Margit

    Thank you Elvira, nice to hear. I’d love to exchange more ideas too on this.
    Maybe the Forum is a better place, but one thing I did the other day with the medal table (thanks Richard for the reminder):

    Give a copy of the table to each student.
    Give them 5 minutes to write out any information they want.
    (depending on their writing skills they can even do this in L1)
    Then they present one by one (Student 1 the first info, Student 2 the first one he wrote down, …)
    The thing is, that they only get a point for info that none else has written down.

    This way, they won’t just write
    “…won the most gold medals”, because it would just be easy.
    We are not aiming for quantity but quality.

    So, what came up were very interesting things leading to great discussions and further questions, for example:

    The top countries are all countries from the northern part of the world, but Great Britain didn’t have such good results. I wonder why?

    or

    There are many political problems now in the Ukraine, still they took part in the Olympics and won… medals.

    or

    Poland one 4 Gold Medals but no other medal at all. I wonder why.

    etc etc.

    It was such a great class that I forgot time, and instead of 90 minutes we had 130 minutes of lesson!

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