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Rhyming Words GameThis is a very simple game, but I find that students love it. You need a soft ball. If you can have the students standing in a circle, all the better. You say a word and throw the ball to a specific student. They have to say a word which rhymes with the word you said. Then, that student throws it to another student who gives another rhyming word. (Or they throw it back to you after each word). When one student gets stuck and can\'t think of a word, they are out, or they lose a life. Then you give another word. Some good words to start off with: say/run/go/tree etc..... Be careful! As an English teacher in England, I wouldn\'t give any words ending in -uck. I would give \'it\' but I remind them, \'no swear words!\'
Nothing planned? Do this - no prep needed.ALL ABOUT CRISPS. Start with a packet of crisps. Show a packet, or an image of a packet if possible.
Mindmap - how many flavours can you name? (Cheese and onion/ chicken/barbecue/salt and vinegar etc....) Make 2 columns:
Meat/vegetarian and put the flavours in the right column.
What do thye come from? From farms -
Draw a timeline. Farmer plants the potato seeds/they grow/they are harvested/transported to the factories - washed/sliced/packaged/taken to the shops.
POSSIBLE SIDE ACTIVITIES:
How many farm animals can you name? List from biggest to smallest. How many methods of transport can you name? List from fastest to slowest.
Activity: think up a new flavour for crisps. Design a packet for your crisps. Well, there\'s more than an hour\'s work here!
Lesson startersStart your lessons with a collocation activity. Here are some fun sentences to get a discussion going about different meanings for the same word. 1) Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like bananas. 2) Seven days with no pizza makes one weak. 3) The best way to communicate with a fish is to drop him a line. 4) Diet slogan: are you going the wrong weigh? 5) Two silkworms had a race and they ended up in a tie. 6) A dog gave birth to her puppies on a busy road and was accused of littering. Or put the word CRASH on the board in a spider chart and elicit or write up the different meanings. a) A crash is a collision between 2 cars. b) A crash in the finance market is a fall. c) If you crash a party, you go uninvited. d) If you crash out, you go to sleep. e) If your computer crashes, it breaks down.