English Communication Activities (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 the "information puzzle"; students share their information to complete the activity. Three interactive PowerPoint presentations to further increase motivation for the students are included: 1) Introducing the vocabulary, 2) Reviewing the grammar and checking the worksheet answers, 3) A guessing game alternative the review game or as a follow-up.
How Many Animals Are There PUZZLE is an activity in which six types of animals are on a large savannah, each animal in different numbers. The number of each type of animal are revealed on cards given to the students; each card has the number of one type of animal. Students must ask one another for the number of the other animals. When the numbers of the animals are discovered, the students draw the animals on the picture and write the number.
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 number of all the types of animals, in which case they are just checking for accuracy.
The target of learning is the questions "What do you see?" and "How many [animals] are there?" as well as the "sss/zzz" ending on plural nouns, the numbers 1-10, and the animals elephant, monkey, snake, panda, lion, zebra.
This product includes a worksheet (the target grammar and vocabulary and a picture of the savannah), three interactive PowerPoint files (introduction, review, and guessing game); 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 (with limited content), the single-sided worksheet (not the double-sided option), and blank cards.
Keywords: What do you see?; I see some [animals]; I see a/an [animal]; How many [animals] are there?; There are [number] [animals]; There is one [animal]; numbers, animals, elephant, monkey, snake, panda, lion, zebra, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
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