Infinitive Poster Quiz

Paired students answer a quiz by listening to hints and competing for points. Following this, they write long answers.

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Originally submitted by Natasha Perdevski on Jan 25, 2013.


  • Divide students into pairs or groups and give them the blank pieces of paper.
  • Explain that they will listen to the ALT describe something and have 1 minute to write down an answer in large writing on one piece of A3 paper.
  • They may discuss the answer with their partner but should keep it a secret from other students.
  • Notebooks and textbooks are forbidden.
  • Incorrect spelling or an incorrect answers are half points. (This will motivate them to at least write something.)
  • After the 1 minute has expired, ask students to raise the paper with their answer written on it in the air. You don't have to check every one, just get a idea of the spelling mistakes so that you can emphasize the correct spelling.
  • Write the answer on the board.
  • Students who guess correctly may put a large circle over their answer.
  • Finish the quiz in this fashion, using a different piece of paper for each question.
  • Hand out the worksheet to each student so they may write the answers to the listening quiz out in complete sentences.


  • Depending on how much time you have or if you want to work more on reading, you may want to do fewer listening questions. Then you can have students work through hints not mentioned by the AET by reading the clues on the worksheet and thinking for themselves.


  • Don't forget to encourage students to try and write something. If some try to raise a blank sheet. Remind them that even if it is a wrong answer it is worth a half point.


  • Try not to laugh when a student raises a poster sheet with "bluebelly" written on it instead of "blueberry." My personal favorite.



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Estimated time: 30-40 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

November 22, 2019


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