Duration: 5 minutes
- After practicing the sentences of any grammar pattern as in the Kid-Inspired speaking grammar pages, put students with partners. (See this article for how to start with the Kid-Inspired speaking grammar pages.)
- You can also brainstorm a list together with the students on the board of funny nouns, verbs and adjectives for students to use during the game.
- Students use the grammar page sentences as sentence frames which should include both questions and answers. Students take turns asking a question for the other person to answer. After the other person answers, that person asks a question back, and so on.
- The only thing is that students cannot laugh. They have to ask and answer with a straight face.
- Students can ask silly questions, give silly answers or say their questions and answers in a silly way.
- Whoever laughs first loses.
- You can have winners face off against winners and losers face off against losers until you have an ultimate no-laugh champion.
- This activity is fast and requires no preparation.
- Students are motivated to get creative and make the sentences their own, often experimenting with new vocabulary.
- Students end up making a ton of sentences.
- Everyone student is required to speak so that everyone gets lots of practice.
Have you tried this activity? How did it go? Leave your comments below!