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December 2002

How are things? Hope you're all Genki! It's nearly December, so here's the new newsletter!

Game Idea: Occupation Business Cards

This is a great idea I got from Craig, one of the very Genki teachers down here in Nagasaki. Each kid has a business card on which they write (or draw a picture of) an occupation. They then interview each other by saying "Hello, what's your name?" and then "What do you do?" when both people have answered they swap cards and then become the occupation on the card they've received! Lots of fun and it's really great to use with the "What do you do?" song!

Game Idea: Ball and Music Jeopardy

If you're looking for a good end of year review, then try this cool idea (I got this one from the teachers in Nagasaki as well!). It's basically a mix of the Ball and Music Game ( http://genkienglish.net/BallandMusic.htm ) and the Jeopardy Game ( http://genkienglish.net/Jeopardy.htm ). You have a grid on the board with 8 numbered columns and three rows, labelled A, B & C. In each position you put picture cards (have a look at the photo on the website!) The kids pass round a box whilst singing a Christmas song and then when it gets to the end of the song the person holding the box takes out one piece of paper. On the paper will be written something like "A3" or "C5", if the kids can say the corresponding card's name then they get a point!

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They make great Christmas presents!

And Finally

If you celebrate Christmas there is a whole range of Christmas stuff on the site, just have a look at the front page.

So I'll leave you this year with all the wishes of the season!

Be genki,


Richard J. Graham  B.Sc. AMInstP
Primary School English Games, Songs and Activities 
Email: richard@genkienglish.net


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