Game with M&ms
Florence Foresti’s skit “j’aime pas les garcons”
How did you pick this theme or topic?
They need pronunciation, the m&ms game is just to have them say something a little personal but that can be funny, and Foresti’s skit usually works very well..
How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
We worked on the sounds “on” “in”, and “en” first with words, and then they had to say a sentence each.
Game: they had to take a m&ms, and according to the color, they had to say for example what they would bring on a desert island, or sthg that makes them very angry…it’s very simple and m&ms are just pretext.
The skit: I introduce the topic and said what she was going to do. I also told them to rely on what she mimes. I asked them to make a list of all the things that she reproaches guys for doing/being.
How did students react?
I think pronunciation was a good warm up and they did such a great job that they asked for sthg harder.
The game was also a good way of sharing information and getting to know each other better.
They found the skit really hard to understand though. After watching it once, I asked them to sum it up and they had only heard a few elements. We watched it again then and I stopped after each element. They did a better job.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes they really focused
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Youtube, handouts, m&ms…
Please attach a copy.
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?