The banana class starter
This is a really silly exercise that my students love it’s a testament to my never ending pursuit to find fun and interactive exercises and activities that serve as great lead-ins to my lessons. I used this one when we were learning fruits and vegetables.
I got this idea from a user on Dave’s ESL cafe but I modified it a bit to improve on it and better suit my students. I call this one The banana retard. No offence intended for those sensitive skins.
How it works
- Get one student to come in front of the class.
- Whisper to him/her that he can only respond to any question the class asks with “banana”. For example, where are you from? Answer, banana.
- Then tell the rest of the class to ask him/her any question they want.
This makes for a good laugh and gets the kids in a good mood to learn. Give it a try.
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