Working on Imperfect tense and childhood vocabulary? This 25 question grid gets students moving around the rooming interviewing classmates using the imperfect tense. Students ask the questions and try to find one each student can answer. They record their answer and have the student initial the box. First student to get all their boxes signed by different classmates wins. This activity works best if you model how to interview with a student volunteer. Penalty for speaking English if you catch them. All questions are in the imperfect and link habitual childhood activities to imperfect tense. Activity takes about 20 minutes to run in a large class and is best suited to Spanish II or higher who have studied formation of imperfect. You could easily follow this up with a discussion in group asking students to share specific pieces of information (name of favourite toy, what they were afraid of etc) Como eras de niÃƒÂ±o Group survey by Barbara Davis is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Great speaking activity. Takes them out of their comfort zone a little bit with unfamiliar vocab (but they can easily figure it out). I'm always looking for ways to get my students talking to each other and this is a great one!
19 years teaching experience in High School Foreign language. (Spanish I,II,III,IV, French I,II,III) 3 years teaching evening Portuguese classes at Washington University.
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