Comparatives with animals game – TeachingGamesEFL.com – by Mike Astbury. This is a quick and simple game to practice comparatives using animals.
It was made for students aged 8-10 in a mixed ability class. Students play the game in pairs, sitting next to each other, and make sentences cooperatively. Click here to download the powerpoint document. There are two decks of cards: animals and comparatives. The two players sit side-by-side and both players draw four cards from the animal deck (which they can keep in their hands or lay out in front of them as shown). They make a logical sentence together using the cards in their hands, one from each player. They continue, placing each of the completed sentences in front of them until they run out of cards from both decks.
Some of the comparatives, like ‘friendlier’ or ‘sadder’ don’t have obvious answers, but I think that children have a clear idea in their minds about which animals are friendly or sad. I like this game for a few reasons. Click here to download the powerpoint document. Like this: Like Loading... Have you watched the TED talk where Linsey Pollak turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electric drill and plays his ‘carrinet’?
Apart from giving a completely new meaning to the concept of playing with food, he gives a perfect example of endless possibilities of imagination and creativity which might result in something absolutely practical: a musical instrument at a much cheaper price and a full day’s supply of vitamin A as added value. How can we turn our creativity into something tangible and valuable for the classroom?
One of the ways is to create our own teaching/learning aids out of whatever we have available. Today I will show how to make 5 teaching/learning aids that are low-cost easy to make. Compare - Learn English. Compare Update January 2017.
ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. This Sentence Monkey activity is also great for a lesson on how to formulate general knowledge questions. There are images and in some cases audio in these types of games. Drag and drop the words into the correct spaces to complete the sentence.
After that, click SUBMIT. Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games. Adjectives Opposites Antonyms, Synonyms ESL Connector Matching Game. Adjectives Opposites Matching Game. Find the opposite adjective. Comparing. Ordinal numerals and comparatives. Compare and order (a speaking activity) An initial sounds phonic activity that develops the link between letters and the initial sounds of some common objects.
A counting and numeral recognition set of activities. Develop your mouse control and counting skills as you help Lecky collect objects to match numbers in the 1 to 5 or 6 to 10 range. Colouring and matching activity. Useful for developing the language of colour and pattern as well as visual discrimination skills. Use the Simple Scales to weigh the bears. Dressing for the Weather is a drag and drop dressing activity. A drag and drop alien making activity to develop mouse control skills and to develop language. Drag and drop fun with the Scary Spuds.
Drag and drop the names of the single digit numbers on to the picture. Drag and drop the names of the colours on to the picture. Comparison activities - developing the language of comaprison using such terms as biggest, smallest, longest, etc. Match the colours of the train as it passes by. COMPARATIVES + ANIMALS.