Class theme/topics discussed:
Cultural Activity announcement
・Picture difference (Vocabs for Halloween; 魔女・猫・おばけ・かぼちゃ・くも・くもの巣・ふくろう・こうもり・がいこつ)
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Because it was right before Halloween!
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Picture difference: I prepared the picture differences sheets from Ganki English.com. I divided in to pair, and they were finding the picture difference between 2 pictures. We did “Mummy Game” I prepared 4 rolls of Toilet papers. Make a pair, and one of them was going to be a doctor, and another one was going to be a patient(mummy). Then, doctor had to do じゃんけん with another doctor of team. Winner was a doctor, and Loser was a patient(mummy). Doctor had to ask patient “What’s wrong with you?” “Where do you hurt?” and the patient(loser) had to tell “My head is injured” or “my elbow hurts” and they needed to explain the detail. After that, Winner had to wrap the loser what they said the part of body.
How did students react?
Picture difference: This was good ice break, but first of all students seemed not be excited to do this, because it was too easy. But they talked a lot. So eventually, it was good.
Mummy Game: It was fun! They were so excited to do this, and they talked a lot! But I had to introduce the body parts first…many students didn’t know the body parts…that made me surprised because I thought they already knew the vocabs for body parts. I will make sure the body parts next time class.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Yes, they engaged very much!
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes! I would like to do these activity again! But only before Halloween…
Why or why not?
Students can be relax more than usual class because it was just right before Halloween. Mummy game is also good practice to memorize body parts. Mummy is good for Halloween!