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I once had an English teacher who would scold us for using the words "very" or "really" when trying to describe something. He said using "very" or "really" when there was already a word out there with more serious connotations was lazy, so go learn the right word. That is what this lesson is about.
This lesson is based around the same template as my English Idioms lesson. The Super Mario Bros theme and basic template came from a former co-worker, but all the material is mine. The game begins when a student from one team chooses a character from the home screen and views an adjective with the word "very". If they choose the correct, stronger synonym they get points and if they are wrong they don't. Next, they choose one of the pipes. There are 5 possible outcomes: get points, steal points, go back to zero, teams switch points, and both teams go back to zero. The game is rigged for maximum scoring and excitement, but since only one pipe can be chosen per slide they will have no idea.
After they choose their pipe there is a slide where we can drill the new word a little bit, and then Mario pops up to take you back to the home screen. Whichever team has the highest score when the last character disappears is the winner! If you found this lesson useful, be sure to check out some of the others at ESL In Asia. Good luck!