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grammar

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activity. This version practises using
wearin s fo r ms). h a ve les ...................................................................
pr e s e n t c o nti n u o u
you w e re fiv e , etc. perfect for experie es.
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w e a rin g e v ar ia t io n of .....................................
d e n t s w h o are
m o v e o r e c o m petitiv a fter .......................................................................
iners must stand
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tra n t ch a ir th e g h e p e r so .......................................................................
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n d g iv e s the n .......................................................................
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a bungee jump . ....................................
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The learners make questio ns (Have you been abroad ?, etc.)


Noughts and crosse .......................................................................
and then in groups ask each other the questions.
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vity can be adapted to with lower or higher levels.
by changing the gram all levels and ages .......................................................................
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mar point or instructio
prepositions, modal ve ns (phrasal verbs,
rbs, write sentences in .......................................................................
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the past, future...)
Draw a three-by-three grid on the
board like the one be
low:
If the sentence is correct they
write their symbol (X
or O) in the
go box.
go walk run If the sentence is incorrect, the
next team has a turn
play swim jump choose any box.
and may

kick dive hop The aim is to get three boxes


in a row horizontally, v
ertically
or diagonally.
Divide the class into two teams:
Team 1 = X, Team 2 =
0. Each team works together to
prepare their sentenc
The teams take turn s to choose a selects a writer to wri
es and
verb and write a sente te the
nce on the sentences on the boa
board to illustrate it; fo rd.
r example,
go I go to school by
bus.

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