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Leg it!

author:  Katie Dwyer
level:  Elementary
target_English:  How are you?  Or any conversation


Choose what conversation you'd like to use . I've used 'Good morning' 'How are you?' 'I'm........, thank you', 'Goodbye'.


1. Get the students to sit in a circle.
2. Get them to close their eyes.
3. The JT ( Japanese teacher ) and you then sneak around the circle and touch one student each on the back.
4. The two students then have to stand in the middle of the circle and do the dialogue.
I had a ban on just using 'I'm fine thank you" they had to choose another response.
5. When they've finished the dialogue they have to run in opposite directions around the circle and back to their positions.
6. First one back gets a sticker.
7. You could use chairs if you want a bit more control to the seating arrangements!

My 5th graders really enjoyed this one. It was a good way to liven up the beginning of the lesson. You could always use it as a conversation practice activity by splitting the class into teams and giving them points for their team.

Have fun!

Katie Dwyer




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