Word formation station. Get off without trepidation. Part 2

Introduction:

This is an activity for intermediate + students to review some of the most common adjective prefixes. Students complete a worksheet in pairs, share their examples with other students and complete the sentences about themselves with adjectives of their choice.

Level: B1 +

Time: 45 minutes

Objectives:

  1. To familiarise students with some of the most common adjective prefixes.
  2. To complete sentences with students’ own choice of adjectives.
  3. To discuss the completed sentences with another classmate.

Materials:

  1. Worksheet (one per student)

Procedure:

  1. Write the following adjectives on the board: social, honest, legal, probable, active, responsible, understood, real and developed. 
  2. In pairs ask students to change the adjectives above into antonyms.
  3. Correct as a whole class.
  4. Hand each student the PDF worksheet.
  5. Individually, students complete the first column in the table on page 1.
  6. In pairs, students compare their answers and complete the second column with examples they like from their partner. If repetition of answers means they can’t complete the second column, students are allowed to use dictionaries at this stage.
  7. Correct and provide feedback.
  8. Individually ask the students to complete the sentences on page 2.
  9. When the students have finished, ask them to switch their worksheets, read each other’s answers and circle 3 statements they agree with and 3 they disagree with.
  10. In their pairs, students explain their reasoning for agreeing or disagreeing with their partner’s opinions.

Word formation station. Get off without trepidation. Part 2_Worksheet

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Word formation station. Get off without trepidation.

Introduction:

This is an activity for intermediate + students to review some of the most common adjective endings. Students complete a worksheet in pairs, share their examples with other students and complete the sentences with adjectives of their choice.

Level: B1+

Time: 45 minutes

Objectives:

  1. To review some of the most common adjective endings.
  2. To complete sentences with students’ own choice of adjectives.
  3. To discuss the completed sentences with another classmate.

Materials:

  1. Worksheet (one per student)

Procedure:

  1. Use an object e.g. a watch to elicit some common adjectives from the students and write them on the board e.g. digital, expensive, tiny, electronic, beautiful, luminous, plastic, elegant etc.
  2. Ask students to identify the suffixes in the examples above.
  3. Hand each student the PDF worksheet.
  4. In pairs, students complete the first two columns in the table on page 1. You can make the activity competitive by setting a time limit (You can use your elegant digital watch). 🙂
  5. When the students have completed the first and second column, ask them to swap pairs, compare answers and complete the third column with examples they like from their new partner. If repetition of answers means they can’t complete the third column with any new examples, the students can continue mingling.
  6. Monitor and provide feedback.
  7. Individually, ask students to complete the sentences on page 2. The sentences my students created were hilarious!
  8. When the students have finished, ask them to swap their worksheets and read each other’s answers.
  9. In their pairs, they must choose 5 sentences and ask further questions about their partner’s choice of adjectives. This encourages each student to justify their answer and the repetition reinforces the language.

Word formation station. Get off without trepidation_Worksheet

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Ask a Q board game

Introduction:

This is a free printable board game to practise adjectives followed by prepositions and improve fluency under time pressure.

Objective:

The objective of the game is to reach the end by moving across the board whilst asking and answering questions.

Materials:

Printable ASK a Q board game, a die, one checker per player and a countdown timer.

How to play:

  1. Ask a Q is played by 2 to 4 players.
  2. Players take it in turns to throw the die and move the number thrown.
  3. When a player lands on a square they ask the student on their right the question from that square. The student has to speak for at least 45 seconds without excessive repetition, and must answer the question using the adjective and the preposition in bold. If the player repeats or pauses for too long, the timer is restarted and they must start their answer again. After completing the task, they then roll the die and ask the question to the student on their right.
  4. The winner is the first player to land on the last square.

Note: The adjectives and prepositions are in bold to encourage noticing.

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