Group Competition


Age level - teens and young adults
Proficiency level - high beginners and above
Material - two sets with the same tasks to be handed out to the groups; board and markers
Objective - to practice grammar

 Divide the class into two groups, preferably with the same number of students. Have them form two semi-circles facing the blackboard. Number the students in each group (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8  -  1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8). Prepare two sets of slips with tasks to be performed by the group. Give each group the same slip and allow some time for them to work together. Everybody in the group must know the answer. Divide the board into two halves. When time is up, call a number, say, 7. Both numbers 7 run to the blackboard and write the answer. The student who finishes first and has a correct answer gets two points. The other one gets one point if the answer is correct. Keep track of the numbers you call so everybody has a chance to participate. Works better if students don’t have to write a lot, just a word or two. (fill-in-the-blanks, error analysis).

1                       8                              1                       8
  2                   7                                 2                   7  
     3            6                                         3            6
         4    5                                                  4    5


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