Class theme/topics discussed:
How did you pick this theme or topic?
This type of activity allows checking students’ knowledge of basic places/ dishes/ personalities from the target culture and encourage spontaneous speech.
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
How did students react? They enjoyed the game.
Did they engage with each other and you?.
What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Please attach a copy. Presentation1
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Works perfectly to keep students alert and motivated and promotes conversation in the target language.
April 5, 2011
Taboo Game: PowerPoint.
One student is sitting with their back to the screen, the others try to explain the words that they see on the screen to make him/her guess them. At the end this student may look at the slide to see all words. Students take turns. Can be played with or without time limit.
Could be improved by adding a second slide after each task-slide with pictures illustrating words in the task. This way at the end of each turn you switch the slide and the student who was guessing and the rest of the class can see the answers with pictures.
(More fun ☺ )