Team games about music, proverbs and language.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
I have never talked about proverbs. I wanted the students to discover more music, and the last game was to have them make full sentences, and IMAGINE things.
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Team game (only 4 students were there)
1) I gave them a sheet with 2 columns, with the beginning and the ends of the proverbs. They have to match them
2) I played 30 sec of songs and they had to guess the year when it was released.
3) 2 people per group. Each had to tell one story. ! was true, 1 was a lie, the other team had to guess which one was a lie.
How did students react?
Pretty good, for the music and they really did a good job for that one. I was surprised that they did not know any proverb in French. Even the most famous.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they tried to get the dates right (years), they asked questions about the songs themselves, tried to understand the meaning of all the proverbs…
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Sheet , computer with windows media.
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class.
Yes, I would do the same exercises, but maybe in a different order.