Sunday, 26 July 2009
Another vocabulary exercise: one student gives a word, the next word must start with the final letter or letters of the first word, and so on. The challenge is to see how long a “snake” can be created without repeating a word.
This can be done in writing individually or in small groups (2 or 3), on paper, on computers or on the board.
I have also done this as an oral activity going around the class, or as a variation on “think fast.”
A final variation – as a competition. Individuals or teams take turns to contribute words to the snake, with points awarded to the team that gives the final word (ie when the other team can not come up with a word that will work)