This is a simple yet effective game that your students are going to love. This game will afford your students an opportunity to practice using negative expressions (ne ... pas, rien, jamais, personne, pas encore) and their opposites (quelqu'un, quelque chose) mostly in "le présent" and "le passé composé".
1. Put your students in groups of 2-4.
2. Print and cut the cards with 15 sentences and 15 answers, one set per each group. You might want to laminate the carts for durability.
3. Have your students fill in the "trous" in each sentence with the appropriate negative or affirmative expression. Some expressions will be used more than once.
4. Check the answers by calling on a student from each group to read the sentence out loud.
1. Have students read sentences in a theatrical way (examples: as if they are scared, amused, happy, sad, timid, etc.)
2. Present this game as a competition between groups.
3. To assure everyone's equal, simultaneous and accountable participation, use Kagan's technique by assigning certain numbers of sentences to each student.
Your feedback would be greatly appreciated.