LEVEL: Intermediate (B1) TYPE OF ACTIVITY: Group work SKILLS: Speaking (pronunciation)AIM • To revise the pronunciation of the –ed verb endings.LEXICAL AND GRAMMATICAL AREA • Pronunciation of past simple endings of regular verbs. • Revision of some regular verbs.TASK • Players must try to gather six cards of the same type.PREPARATION AND MATERIALS • Laminate a set of cards per group. Each pack contains 30 cards.TIMING20 minutes.PROCEDURE • Divide your class into groups of five students and give each group a set of cards. • This is a fast moving card activity. There are 30 cards and on each of them there is a regular verb in past simple. • There are three types of cards depending on their -ed pronunciation (10 cards in which –ed sounds /t/, 10 cards in which –ed sounds /d/ and 10 cards in which –ed sounds /Ǻd/). Ǻ • The aim of the game is to keep in your hands six cards of one type. • One of the students shuffles the cards and deals them all. • At the group’s command “pass”, all the students have to pass one card that they do not want to keep to the student seated on their right. In this way, everyone discards one card and gets a new one at the same time. Students have to decide quickly whether they need it or not and try to get hold of the remaining matches. Students continue “passing” until (at least) one of them gets six cards of the same type. • When a student has six cards with the same –ed sound, he/she must slam the desk and shout “Hands down!” • The other player must check if the matching is correct or not. If it is so, the winner scores one point, but if not, the game continues until someone gets the six-card matching. • The teacher must set a time limit and stop the game whenever appropriate. The winner is the player with the highest final score.
• The teacher must walk around the class and make sure that students check the winners matchings correctly.ANSWERS /d/ /t/ /Ǻd/STUDIED WATCHED ENDEDCLEANED LOOKED CHATTEDALLOWED WORKED DIRECTEDYAWNED MOPPED PREVENTEDOFFERED LIKED HEATEDREPAIRED SMOKED INVENTEDBEGGED CHASED ADDEDPERFORMED MATCHED ATTENDEDSAVED BALANCED LANDEDMARRIED LAUGHED DEFENDED