English Communication Activities (INFO PUZZLE) are activities for practicing English in a "real" situation (as opposed to call/response, etc.). The info 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 in this activity is used to introduce the grammar and vocabulary, and show how the activity is to be conducted.
Shopping Cart INFO PUZZLE is an activity in which each student has a shopping list of fruit they're looking for. Each student also has a card with a specific number and type of fruit on it. Students must ask one another for the numbers and types of fruit on their own shopping list. When students find a card that matches their shopping list, they glue it onto their shopping basket (on their worksheet). The fruits are: apples, oranges, melons, bananas, lemons, and mangos. The numbers are one through six.
The PowerPoint presentation takes students through an introduction to the necessary grammar and vocabulary while also showing them how to conduct the activity itself. Students are then given time to complete the activity
This puzzle can be completed in a number of different ways: pairs, small groups, progressively-large groups, or as a whole class. Typically, it will take the form of progressively-large groups, beginning in pairs or fours and growing as cards are collected.
The focus of learning is the grammar pattern "What do you want?"; the fruits apples, oranges, melons, bananas, lemons, and mangos; and the numbers one through six.
This product includes a worksheet, an interactive PowerPoint file that walks students through the game procedure; 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: What do you want?; fruit, grocery shopping, apple, orange, melon, banana, lemon, mango, one, two, three, four, five, six, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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