If it looks like ROBOTS ATTACK THE WORLD. That's because it pretty much is.

The rules of this activity are basically the same as Battle for Japan with two main differences.

Set up the TV and computer or tablet and start the activity. The UFO arrives, a robot comes down and scares off the people. The students will play the role of invading robots and see which color robot army wins the most territory.

There is a demonstration screen with a couple of example questions. Like the battle for Japan game both ALT and JTE will answer each question (There are 2) and take over one of the three territories. After the JTE has answered the second question there is no longer any available territory so the ALT will have to roll a die and get a 4, 5 or 6 to take over one of the JTE's countries. If you roll a 1 2 or 3 you fail to take territory that turn. It is only necessary to roll if the territory you want is already conquered. If you click on buildings around the example buildings you can find the example sentences.

To take a territory click on the flag to make a robot appear and then click on the robot to change it's color.

There are four colors so groups will be allied with each other thus in a class that breaks into 6 groups there will be 2 red teams, 2 blue teams and 2 yellow teams.

The main difference between this activitiy and battle for Japan is that once a group has finished one question they can immediately move onto the next question. They either already have the questions on their worksheet or they take their territory and then listen to the next question from the ALT or teacher. They don't wait until all groups are finished. This means it works well for more difficult questions or questions that require longer answers. On the downside some groups will do many questions and others will only complete a few.

The other difference is territory doesn't have to be adjacent to other territory. They can take which ever territory they like. It is not as strategic a game and is not as exciting as battle for Japan but it better for deeper practice.

Every student needs a worksheet and every group should have a group sheet. The group sheet is to make sure they don't answer the same question over and over again.

Once one or two groups are finished I usually stop the activity and check to see who the winner is.

I often bring in a tablet for this one so it is easier for both the JTE and ALT to both check answers and control the game screen. Even if the game accidently gets turned off it is easy to remember which color holds which country since there aren't so many. If you use a computer it is still better to have both ALT and JTE manage checking answers, helping students and controlling the game.

There are only 13 territories because it takes much more time to answer each question. This means fighting over territory will start sooner so that the game gets exciting a bit faster.

To move from the demo screen to the main screen click on the white robot and at the end of the game click on the white robot to move to the victory screen. Click on whichever color won and that robot will grow. It's a pretty basic win. I might add a gif at some point to liven it up.

I've included a simple infinitives version I use with elementary school classes of the 5th and 6th grade. The worksheet can be easily adjusted for junior high classes by removing the pre-written parts of the sentence. There is a bonus section. If a group finishes all 12 written spaces on the worksheet they can pick bonus locations, think of three sentences and speak them to the teacher. They don't have to write those ones.


ROBOTS ATTACK TOWN (simple infinitive).docx

ROBOTS ATTACK TOWN (simple infinitive).pptx

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Estimated time: 25 to 30 minutes at most

Submitted by: UonumaRobert

March 08, 2019


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