Автор: Empire-of-English | Категория: Speaking games & activities | Дата: 20-01-2017
It often happens when teachers run out of their activities at the end of the lesson. It happened to me a lot of times and I had to switch to my improvisation. Sometimes it worked out very well but sometimes I remained unsatisfied with how I finished the lesson. Finally I started creating special activities which are called «time-fillers» in the world of teaching, and every time I go to my classes I put 1-2 time-fillers in my folder and use them in case of «emergency». One of such activities is «Putin’s brainy quotes». It’s based on speaking and will trigger your students to express their thoughts. 15 minutes of speaking for students is great practice. Please, find attached the PDF file with the time-filler under the description.
Classroom activity: work in pairs
Language Level: pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate, advanced
Time: 30 minutes
Target: speaking practice, expressing thoughts on the topic, time-filler
Anticipated problems: The students might not get enough ideas about the given topic, but if presented right the activity can go well and even make them interested in expressing thoughts about such a controversial thing as politics.
Procedure: Divide the students into pairs and give each pair two cards for discussion. Then you can mix the pairs and make them share their ideas with each other about different quotes. But before you start giving instructions it will be better to make a nice and interesting presentation of the topic to prepare the ground, so to say.