English Communication Activities (INFO PUZZLE) are activities for practicing English in a "real" situation (as opposed to call/response, etc.). The puzzle aspect involves each student having a piece of an "information puzzle"; students share their information to complete the activity. There is also a PowerPoint presentation to further increase motivation for the students. The PPT can be used as a centerpiece for the activity or simply as a tool to review and check answers.
Find It INFO PUZZLE is an activity in which various things are hidden around an imaginary room (not the physical classroom; there is a picture of the room on the worksheet & PPT). The location of the hidden things are revealed on cards given to the students; each card has the location of one hidden thing. Students must ask one another for the location of the other hidden things. When the hidden things are "found", the students draw them on their worksheet picture. The hidden things are: car, ball, bird, homework, notebook, and pen. In the room, there are a bed, chair, desk, table, box, and floor; the hidden things are in, on, or under the objects in the room.
The lesson begins with an introduction to the necessary grammar and vocabulary for the activity. Students are then given time to complete the activity (see below), and then the answers are reviewed using the PowerPoint file.
This puzzle can be completed in a number of different ways: pairs, small groups, progressively-large groups, or as a whole class. The whole-class activity model can also be used as a review activity, when all of the students should already know the location of all of the objects, in which case they are just checking for accuracy.
The focus of learning is the grammar pattern "Where is the _[thing]_?"; the prepositions "in", "on", and "under"; and the vocabulary "bed", "chair", "desk", "table", "box", and "floor"; and "car", "ball", "bird", "homework", "notebook", and "pen."
This product includes a worksheet, an interactive PowerPoint file with the room and hidden things (slide one is for teaching the names of the objects/furniture in the room; on slide two, the hidden things are revealed when the correct combination of thing and location are selected); a PowerPoint file to demonstrate how to group students; a TXT file with explanations and examples for teaching; and a board layout for beginning the lesson.
The material included in the sample includes the PowerPoint files (the object slide only includes two objects; the detail level of pictures has been reduced for a smaller file size), the single-sided worksheet (not the double-sided option), and blank cards.
Keywords: Where is the _[thing]_?; prepositions, in, on, under; bed, chair, desk, table, box, floor; car, ball, bird, homework, notebook, pen
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