Passive Beginnings

This information gap game is pretty self-explanatory.

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Originally submitted by Adam Shusterman & Raymond Corrigan on May 25, 2008.


  • After you divide the class into pairs, hand out worksheets.
  • Go over the pictures in the boxes to make sure the kids know what they are.
  • Explain information gap rules. I had my students janken to see who asks first. Then have them follow the example at the top of the page substituting the pictured items for the underlined words. -Have them continue asking each other until they fill out the worksheet with all the dates.


  • Go over the pictures in the boxes to make sure the students know what they are and can say them. Also, review how to say years. I ran into a little trouble trying to explain that 1876 is not "one thousand eight hundred seventy six". Also, you might want to review how to say 2000 and 1908. As my students got confused trying to say "twenty zero zero".




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Estimated time: 15-30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

November 25, 2019


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