Students practice the phrases "Where do you want to go?" and "I want to go to ~" in an exciting dice rolling game.
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Originally submitted by David Cummings on Dec 7, 2012.
- Teach the phrases "Where do you want to go? I want to go to ~." I teach them as a song with the same melody as the old playground taunt "you ca-an't catch me." Also make sure to teach the flags and country names.
- Make groups of 4-6 students.
- Each student puts a marker on Japan.
- Students janken to determine who goes first.
- The rest of the group asks, "Where do you want to go?"
- The player says "I want to go to ____" and rolls the die.
- If the die roll is greater or equal to the country's distance, they can go. For example, Egypt is 3 spaces away from Japan, so the student must roll 3, 4, 5 or 6 to go to Egypt. If the die roll is too low, they cannot go.
- Repeat steps 5-7 for the next player.
- Each time a player passes through Japan, he or she gets 1 point.
- Whoever circles the globe the most within the time limit wins.
- This activity was designed for Hi, Friends but can also be used for JHS to review the "I want to" grammar point. (As a side note, can you figure out the best way to play this game? If you're brave and have smart students, you can ask them this question and teach a bit of probability.)
- Kids figure out the rules pretty quickly so don't worry too much if they don't seem to be listening very carefully during the game explanation. Usually enough kids get it to explain the activity to the slower ones. As usual, walk around during the activity and make sure each group is using the target English. Tell them that they can't go to a country if they don't say "I want to go to _" in English, but they can ask their friends to help them if they forget a country's name.
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