I like to think of this activity as putting the "POWER" back into Powerpoints.
I use these as warmup exercises each day, to focus the students, and to foster oral communication. This is for at least a week's worth of warmup exercises. There are 6 slides, packed with student geared exercises.
I will often quickly change the slides to match a class' needs. I included answers for a couple of slides, so the teacher can see what my pics refer to. You can quickly delete them when you see what my pics refer to.
I included the verbs voyager, ÃƒÂ©tudier, dÃƒÂ®ner, organiser, regarder, parler, habiter, jouer, danser, chanter visiter. There are completion exercises, Q/A exercises, and subject adding exercises.
Students work in pairs. The slides are color coded - red/blue. The top of each slide contains questions on one or more of: the date, day,time, weather, age. One student (blue) may ask,complete, finish sentences, and the second student (red) answers the first student. Students are expected to put effort into this part of their class work.
When the students finish the slide, I sometimes ask them to reverse roles. When they finish, they sit and wait for the next activity of the day. The students may spend 3-5 minutes maximum on this activity.
I like using powerpoints as active learning tools, and this is simple, fast, and quite effective. This activity has replaced my "warmup" worksheets, which can be cumbersome and time consuming to create.
My philosophy is communication, and this is one method of fostering this. Check out my sample powerpoint!