Lesson:What do you like?
- 5 min, 10 min
- preschool, kinder, primary school, middle school, high school
- 3X3 Bingo cards one for each student
Pre-teach the vocab "What do you like?" & "I like ..." using some form of Category:Vocabulary activity.
Part A - Create the bingo card
- Give each student a 3×3 Bingo card
- In the middle square they write something they like. For added complexity, written in their first language or a picture.
- When the buzzer goes off (or a "Go!" command is yelled), in English the students ask "What do you like?". The response is the middle word "I like ...".
- The asker student writes that persons like in a free square, and continues to other students.
NB: If the answer is already written down, it can't be written again. All the squares must be unique, including the middle square.
Part B - Let's Bingo!
Ensure everyone fills all spaces and now keeps their Bingo card ready to play. Have a way of selecting 1 or 2 people. (If it is one person they choose a partner).
- 2 balls and music, when the music stops those are the two.
- Spin something in the middle of a circle
- 2 chairs short for the whole class, and play musical chairs
The 2 students run through this type of conversation
- "Hello, What do you like?"
- "I like ........ What do you like?"
- "I like ......... Thanks, bye"
Every class member is allowed to cross off those two 'likes' from their bingo card.
The winner is the first to Bingo (i.e. 3 across, down or diagonal)
"What do you like?" and the answer "I like ..." must be pre-taught.
- Have a large 3×3 Bingo card on the board
- Write your like in the middle square and say "I like " + the middle square word, to the class (pointing at the middle square.
- Ask the whole class "What do you like?"
- Allow for a little bit of thinking/shouting time of likes. Then call one student (preferably by name) to the front. Ask "What do you like?".
- Write the answer in a free square on the board.
- Repeat this with a 2nd and then a 3rd student. Speed up the fill-in process by calling by name or pointing at the student, but the student remains in his/her seat.
Run with Part A above and have everyone sit down again.
- Run the students through the conversation. Maybe also a little practise with their partner.
- Arrange students in a circle (say we run the 2 ball + music game).
- Play music and throw a ball to a student. Encourage both ball holders to keep throwing the ball to anyone. Alternative to ball throwing is passing to the next student.
- Stop the music and say "stop!" (also note the two students with the ball).
- Get the two students to stand up or come into the centre of the circle and run through the dialog.
- Show on the board the cross-out of one of the 'likes' (add one of the 'likes' if needed).
- Encourage the whole class to cross-out the two 'likes'.
If they've never seen Bingo! before:
- Go back to the board and show a winning Bingo sheet. Cross out 3 in a line, and write "BINGO!" on the board. Jump up-and-down with hands in the air saying "Bingo!" (please note, the jumping is optional). Disclaimer: If you damage something or yourself from jumping, it's your own silly fault.