Compound Adjective Conversation Questions
ESL Compound Adjectives Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate - 30 minutes
In this insightful teaching activity, students guess missing compound adjectives in conversation questions and then ask and answer the questions with a partner. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. The students look at the conversation questions that contain gaps on their worksheet and think about what each missing compound adjective could be. Students get two chances to guess the missing compound adjective in each question. Student A begins by guessing the missing compound adjective in the first question. Student B listens, looks at the compound adjective in bold on their worksheet and tells their partner if they are right or wrong. If Student A guesses correctly the first time, they score two points and write the compound adjective in the question. If not, their partner gives them a clue by saying the first part of the compound adjective. For example, if the compound adjective is 'English-speaking', the student would say 'English...' If Student A guesses correctly on the second try, one point is awarded. If not, the compound adjective is revealed and no points are scored. Student B then guesses the missing compound adjective in the second question and so on. This continues until all the compound adjectives have been revealed. The student with the most points at the end of the activity is the winner. Next, the students ask and answer the conversation questions with their partner. When all the questions have been discussed, there is a class feedback session to review the meaning of each compound adjective and go through the students' answers to the questions.