Tried and tested (and approved!) games and activities to help English learning.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Changing Hats

Level: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

Skills: speaking.

Topic: grammar.

Materials: half the number of hats as there are students.

Time: 5 to 15 minutes.

The goal of this game is to exchange hats while practising possessive and demonstrative pronouns. Distribuite the hats to some of the students. Students begin to take hats off of others and put them on their own, or someone else's head, emphasizing the pronouns used (possessive, object, subject, demonstrative) and possessive adjectives.

If the game is restricted to possessive adjectives and demonstrative pronouns, it will sound like this: "That's my hat". "No, it's not. It's his hat." "That's her hat." "No, that hat is hers." "I'm taking that hat because it's mine." "I'm giving you this hat because it looks good on you". For subject and object pronouns: "I'm giving this hat to her". "She gave that hat to him".

This is an unusually popular game with all ages. For some reasons unknown, everybody loves to switch hats.

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