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Oral activities

Surveys
When children are confident with question and answer forms give them some kind of survey sheet and 5-10 minutes to interrogate as many children as possible. If applicable bring the answers together to get the results for the whole class.

Coloriages/Information Gap
Children work in pairs; each has the same sheet but with different information. For example child A's sheet may tell him that Anna is 12, but he needs to know how old Megan is. He asks child B how old Megan is and tells child B how old Anna is. Alternatively both children are given the same sheet and instructions to fill in different details which they must then give to their partner, for example child A colours the giraffe, monkey and dog, and child B the cat, fish and penguin and must then tell their partner how to colour their other animals so eventually both sheets should look identical.

Who am I?
All members of the class have a sheet with a number of children on and certain information about them i.e. what fruits they like, what sports they like, what colour eyes/hair they have. In groups/pairs or as a class one child chooses a character and has to describe him/her to the rest of the class who try to guess who he is.

Tell me about yourself
Children work in pairs and have an "English conversation" about their family, their favourite sports etc, then come back together as a class and ask various children what they found out about their partner.

With many of these activities I have girls v. boys or two teams and every time I hear them speaking French between themselves they lose a point. Good English gains them points!

Sketches
If children are learning language for a particular "situation de communication" i.e. "Going through customs", when they are confident with all the structures get them to produce little 'sketches' in pairs or groups and present them to the class.

True/False
Children come up to the board one at a time and say a fact about themselves, e.g. "I've got brown hair and blue eyes", they then hold up True/False cards and say "True or False?". The first child to put up his hand with the right answer (and the correct version if it was false!) gets the next turn.

Songs
I have used: "The Good Morning Song" (Good morning, Good morning, Good morning to you. Good morning, Good morning and how are you?)
"The Goodbye Song" (Goodbye everyone, Goodbye everyone, Goodbye everyone. It's time to say goodbye)
"The Alphabet"
"Apples and Bananas" (I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas. I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas. Repeated with different fruits)
"Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
"Colours" (Red and yellow, blue and green, blue and green, blue and green. Red and yellow, blue and green, purple, orange and pink)
"The Weather Song" (What's the weather? What's the weather? What's the weather everyone? Is it windy? Is it cloudy? Is there rain or is there sun?)
Chant for days of the week
"The Animals Went in Two by Two"

"Oh Christmas Tree!"
"We Wish you a merry christmas!"

"Hello, Goodbye", The Beatles

Books
Read a book together; spend several lessons beforehand building up all the vocabulary and structures necessary for them to be able to read it with you/to you, e.g. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear", "Where's Spot?"

Posted by LHsugarsugar 04:27 Tagged educational

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