Class theme/topics discussed:
Ask learner to brain storm a list of then words and write then on the paper.
You can use any word at all つくえ・箱・時計・昼ごはん・いぬ・ねこ・うれしい・疲れた・宿題・音楽. Then, create sentence with using these vocabs.
もし分からない単語があれば、学生同士説明しあう。Of course I helped them to explain the vocabs.
How did you pick this theme or topic?
Just came up this idea
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react?
First time I explained how to play Personal lists, they seemed like confused. But eventually, they talked a lot and enjoyed to make sentences. Most of them, their stories are so funny!
Did they engage with each other and you?
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 use this activity.
Why or why not?
First time, I explained Personal list game to students, they seemed so confused. (Probably my way of explanation was not so good), but gradually they were having fun to create own sentences. I think this is good exercise to pull out their vocabs that they already knew, and also good for them to learn new word from other students.