Lesson 6-4 The Fourth lesson - Shopping, a Guessing Game, ...

Nov 01 2009 0 Comments by The ENB

The lesson for today would really be a rehash of the last last lesson. Sure the kids had done the target language in the last lesson but we added a review of the target language from the Lesson 5's unit T.L. of "Do you have...?" to be included in today's activity: Shopping!

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As you can see on the blackboard, there were a few different routes to take with the dialogue involved.

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Students did communicate rather well with each other, although the theme of shopping for a parfait might have felt strange for some students.

So, the guessing game activity, if it wasn't done in the last lesson was done in today's lesson at the end of the shopping activity.

The available time that was left over was also used for "Finding the Animals" activity on the next few pages.

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Our outline for today's lesson:

1. Greetings and Introduction

2. Chant "What do you want?"

3. Let's Practice: the fruit names and cut out our fruit game cards (1 page)

4. Let's Practice: Shopping for fruit

5. The Shopping Activity

6. Taping our fruits bought onto the parfait in the textbook.

7. Play the "Guessing Game" with the students' textbooks. A row vs. row challenge!.

The main point of the shopping activity was to sell all your fruit and give them to your friends. That means that you will not be using your own cards to tape onto your parfait page but would have to shop for the fruit game cards with at least six or more shopkeepers. So, this also meant the students would be losing their own cards which was carefully explained to them.

(Since textbooks in Japan are usually kept by the students at the end of a school year I thought it might be nice to have the kids keep some mementos from their friends because at the back of each fruit card would be their friends name printed in English. The Eigo Note has name slots on the back of each game card so students can easily collect their own cards after any activity.)

Also, to keep things simple and running smoothly we had split the class into only 2 groups, shoppers and shopkeepers, then did the activity twice so the kids could switch roles. We tried to keep the shopping time down to 5 minutes or less for each group because we wanted plenty of time left over for the "Guessing Game."

The "Guessing Game" was played like this:

After the kids had taped their collected cards onto the parfait picture in their textbooks, we asked the last student in each row to collect the textbooks (open to the parfait page) from their row and place the books in a pile on the front desk.

Next, we asked the students of Row 6 to stand up. Then, we collected the textbooks from Row 3 and shuffled them a bit. We then asked the first student in Row 6 students to guess which student was the owner of the textbook we held up showing the newly made "parfait" and if the student could not guess correctly he or she would have to sit down, then the next student could try to guess and so on. If the student had guessed correctly he or she could keep playing but after the other students in that row had taken a turn at guessing. There are usually 8 rows with 5 students in each row so there is a high chance of being successful and thus helps in creating a good mood for the finish.

Hope you all had nice lessons,


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