Snip and snap!
|Lifestyle (excerpt, pp. 26-31)||2/2009|
|Language work||Preparation / materials|
|reading, vocabulary game
||"Traditional Trading" (pp. 26-31), "Snip and Snap!" copy file, a pair of scissors|
- Ask the class to read pages 27-31 in advance. Make copies of the "Snip and Snap!" copy file (one sheet for every two students).
- Arrange the class into pairs. Tell them that they have won €1,000
for a shopping spree in the city of their choice (one that they know
well). Ask the pairs to plan a shopping route, jotting down all the stores they would go into, as well as all the things they would buy. They should also write down the prices, keeping track of what they spend. Allow 10 minutes.
- Enquire about any interesting purchases.
- Before you talk about the article "Traditional Trading", find out who in the class has
already gone shopping in London. Ask them to share their experience.
Which of the shops in the article would your students like to visit and
why? Are there similar shops in their home city?
- Hand out copies of the "Snip and Snap!" copy file and scissors. Go over the vocabulary.
- Ask the pairs to cut out the cards and sort them into German and
English piles. One student shuffles the German pile, while the other
shuffles the English pile. The piles are placed face down on the table.
- Explain the game: Students quickly and simultaneously turn over the cards. If the two cards are a correct translation of each other, the first person to say "Snap!" wins that pair. If the cards do not form a pair, the students continue turning over the cards. Shuffle the piles after each round. Continue until all pairs have been formed. The student with the most correct pairs wins.
- Play the game. Allow 10-15 minutes.