It was my last lesson with my German tenagers yesterday, so I thought we would do some student based speaking activities (extra bonus for me as I just sat there and watched and did very little work!).
You need about 4 groups of students for this activity (I had a class of 16, so this went well… adapt to what you think would be best). Hand out four pieces of card (each a different colour) to eah group.
Tell the students:
On the pink card: A famous person
On the blue card: A location
On the green card: An item of clothing
On the yellow card: An animal
Collect the cards back in then redistribute. It doesn’t matter if the students get some of their own cards back.
Then the students have to create a 3-5 minute play, which invloves all the people in the group, and all the things mentioned on the card. The sillier the better! When I did this with my students, I had a talking panther going to a Robbie William concert on the beach (Robbie was in a cocktail dress!).
Tip: Maybe tell the students to keep the identity of the famous person a secret and the students have to guess… or make the audience fill in a table of the famous person, clothing, location and animal to make sure they are listening.
The whole process can take up to an hour, depending on how much the students get into it, and is great for them to practise speaking, writing and listening.