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 review the material taught and check student answers; alternatively, instead of using the information cards, you can use the PowerPoint as a supplement and conduct the activity as a guessing game.
Where Is She Going INFO PUZZLE is an activity in which each student knows one origin and one destination of "Sophia's" travel throughout the day. Students must ask one another for the other origins and destinations until they can complete a map of Sophia's route. When students find a new piece of the information puzzle, they draw an arrow between the two places on their map (on their worksheet). The places are: hospital, book store, beach, zoo, park, supermarket, bank, and restaurant.
The PowerPoint presentation is the map of Sophia's town. As students give the next correct destination, Sophia walks between the two places in the sentence and an arrow appears from the origin to the destination. When her day is complete, she does a little dance.
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 new origins and destinations are collected.
The focus of learning is the grammar patterns "Where did ___ go?" and "She/He went from the ___ to the ___," and the places hospital, book store, beach, zoo, park, supermarket, bank, and restaurant.
This product includes a worksheet, an interactive PowerPoint file that includes a map with the target places (the correct answer moves Sophia; an incorrect answer results in a big red "X"); 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 did she go?, She went from the ___ to the ___, places, hospital, book store, beach, zoo, park, supermarket, bank, and restaurant, map, route
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