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 definite, indefinite and partitive articles in French. They will apply the rules such as: 1) the definite articles after the verbs of liking/disliking and referring to specific things/people 2) preposition "de" after the words of quantity and in a negative sentence 3) the indefinite articles when referring to things as a whole 4) the partitive articles when referring to things as a part/portion.
The game is called "un jeu à trous" and this is how you play it:
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 article.
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.
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