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They draw a column for each category and then you give them a letter.They have to find a vocab item for each letter in a given time limit (e.g. They can work individually or in pairs/small groups.At this point a few pupils will see that you are joking (many won’t, however! Then explain that you are going to ask for two volunteers who will leave the room for five minutes to make up an alibi. While the two volunteers are out of the room, you prepare questions with the rest of the group.
Pupils become ingenious under pressure and revise or embed language effectively (from David Clark, TES Resources).To take animals as an example, each pupil chooses eight different animals from the list s/he has been taught, writing the English equivalent in the boxes.The teacher reads out the list of animals in the target language while each pupil concentrates on two words at a time; the first animal on her/his list and the final one. Buy a few pretend plastic ticking bombs cheaply off the internet.Pupils get 10 points for an item which no-one else has got and five points for an unoriginal one.This practises vocab and keeps pupils quiet (if that’s what you want). A definite winner for intermediate groups and above.
At the end of the second interrogation ask the class to sum up any discrepancies and to vote on whether the couple are . With clever classes it practises use of perfect and imperfect tenses.