14th November 2017
You have to go towards a person in a
group and in 90 seconds you have to
talk about the things you have
experienced during your stay in Gran
Canaria and you like. And when the
time is over, you have to tell to the
others how many likes you and your
partner got in common. Then, you go
to another person and so on...
FISH AND CHIPS
• We have prepared a list of Canarian well-known pairs of words.
• These could either be well-known places in the islands or Canarian
features or widely used collocations such as ‘fish and chips’ or ‘bread
• We have written one word from each pair on each card and we’re
giving each person a card.
• You should then fix their card, using blu-tac or a safety pin to the back
of another person in the group, without telling them the word on the
card. Each person should now have an unknown word on their back.
• Your task is then to find out what the word is. You may only ask other
members of the group ‘yes/no’ questions. “Is it a person?”, for
example. At this stage you can only ask one question to each member
of the class before moving on to the next student. This should ensure
the maximum amount of mingling.
• When you have worked out what your word is, your task is to find their
• Players stand in a circle and without looking at
each other must count from 1 to 10. Only one
person may say a number at a time, if two or
more people say the same number then the
team must start from the beginning.
• Once this is established we’re presenting the list
of the Spanish names given to the people from
every island and you have to memorise.
YOU CAN’T TAKE ME
We are going to take a group of 10-12 people and a picture of a volcano. Each
player chooses one part of the volcano and the group as a whole has to think a
way to represent the volcano.. After choosing a part, each player practices
‘being’ that part. Each player must think of at least one good reason why
his/her part is important in a volcano. Tell them to ask themselves what would
happen if the thing were not there. The rest of the group become audience.
The teacher goes to the representation of the volcano and exclaims, “Oh, my
god, look at all this useless stuff! I've got to get rid of some of this junk!" "I
think I'll take THIS thing away." The player replies, "NO, YOU CAN'T TAKE ME!"
"Why not?" The player answers, without mentioning the name of their object,
in this form: "If you take me away..." followed by something that would go
wrong without that part in the volcano. (For example, if the player is
pretending to be the throat of the volcano, she might say, "If you take me away,
the lava can’t go out of the volcano." Once all the players have had their say,
the audience tries to guess which part of the volcano it is.
RUNNING DICTATION IN 3s
• The students are divided into groups of three. One of them is going to
be the secretary who writes questions and answers; another will be the
question hunter, and the other one will be the answer hunter.
• We will stick a text about the Trade Winds on the walls.
• The questions will be hidden around the class.
• The question hunter will be the first one to look for one question.
When he/she finds a question, he/she must memorize it and come back
to dictate it to the secretary, and then the answer hunter must look for
the answer on the papers on the wall.
• The first time the answer hunter must wait for the first question, but
then, he/she can look for the answers as the question hunter goes on
looking for more questions.
• The first group to find all the questions and answers is the winner.
PASS THE PARCEL
• You’re going to be given a list of words with their definitions and you’ve
to remember them.
• We’ve written down a selection of words you have to learn during
related to The Canary Islandas and we’ve put them in a bag.
• People have to sit in a circle.
• We’re going to play the music. As music plays, you have to pass around
the vocabulary bag.
• When the music stops playing, the personwho has the bag has to select
a word from the bag and define the word to the rest, just remembering
what you have read.
• If the person guesses the word keeps the card and the game continues.
• The person who has the most cards at the end wins! If the person
doesn't know how to define the word, it can be replaced with another
or put back in the bag.
TRUE AND FALSE CHAIRS
• We’ve prepared True/False statements.
a.- New York is the capital of the United States
b.- There are 18 chairs in the classroom
• You will have two chairs in front of the class with “True” on one chair
and “False” on the other.
• We’re going to divide the class into two teams (A and B) and organized
the two teams in two lines a few meters away from the two chairs.
• We’ll read a statement and the first person in line for groups A and B
will have to quickly decide if the statement is true or false and run to be
the first to sit in the True or False chair.
• The team who sits in the correct chair first, wins a point.
• The team with the most points wins.
We’ve splitted the class into 2 teams.
Each team has to choose one person to sit in the Hot
Seat, facing the classroom with the board behind them.
We’ll write a word on the board. One of the team
members of the student in the hot seat must help the
student guess the word by describing it. They have a
limited amount of time and cannot say, spell or draw the
Continue until each team member has described a word
to the student in the Hot Seat.
• Students are divided in groups of 7-8.
• They stand in a line, one behind the other.
• The last student in the line is given a sentence related to the topic they have worked in the classroom.
• Using their finger, the person at the back must write the first letter of the first word on the back of the
person in front.
• That person does the same until it reaches the front and the person writes it down.
• If one student doesn't understand the letter that his/her mate has written on his/her back, they have to
ask him/her to repeat the figure until he/she knows what it refers to.
• Repeat until you have the revealed the whole sentence.
• When they think they have got the sentence, they first student in the line must show it to the teacher.
• If the group has it right it will have 5 points if it is the first to finish, 4 points the next one and so on.