Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Superlatives - ESL EFL Activities and Games

Superlative Olympics

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 45 Minutes

This fun class activity is an imaginative way to teach your students about superlatives. The class is split into two or three big teams. There are ten superlative competitions to enter. Each team enters a different competitor for each event. The team who wins each competition receives one point. Afterwards, all team members race to write the correct superlative sentence for the event. The first team to do this wins an extra point.

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Superlative Survey

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this teaching activity, students complete a superlative survey about their classmates. Then, the students find out if their statements are right by asking each other questions. Students note down any extra information and then tell the class what they found out.

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Superlative Family Fortunes

ESL EFL Speaking and Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes

In this fun class activity, students play a 'Family Fortunes' style guessing game to practice superlatives. The aim of the game is to guess the top five answers. The class is divided into two teams. One student from each team comes to the front of the class. The teacher picks a card at random and reads out the heading as a question, e.g. What are the most visited countries in the world? The first student to raise their hand gives their answer. If the student's answer is the number one answer on the card (i.e. France), their team can choose to play or pass, depending on the difficulty of the category. If not, the other student gives their answer. The student with the highest ranking answer wins the choice for their team to play or pass. The students in the playing team then take it in turns to guess the other top five answers on the card. If they guess all the answers, they win 100 points. If they make a mistake, e.g. they guess a country which is not on the card, play passes to the other team. The other team then has one chance to name one of the other top five answers. If they manage to do this, they win all the points. If not, the first team wins all the points. The game continues until all the cards have been used. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins. Afterwards, the headings from the cards are written on the board. In pairs, the students try to remember what the number one answer for each card was by writing superlative sentences, e.g. France is the most visited country in the world. Finally, the correct answers are reviewed with the class.

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Superlative Media

ESL EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

In this entertaining activity, students complete superlative sentences about different forms of media, including TV, cinema, the Internet and music. First, students work alone. They correct sentences by changing the adjective to its superlative form. Then, they complete each sentence with their opinion. Afterwards, students get together in small groups. They tell their group members their opinions. The group members agree or disagree with each other and give their opinions based on what they have written.

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Superlatives Board Game

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this superlatives board game, students get a chance to practice superlative structures with their classmates. The class is split into groups of three or four. The players take it in turns to throw a dice and move along the board. When a player lands on a superlative square, they have to talk non-stop for 30 seconds about the topic on the square. If a player stops talking before the 30 seconds are up, they have to go back to their previous square. The first player to reach the finish square wins the game.

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Superlative Strips

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 30 Minutes

This invaluable teaching activity provides your students with the opportunity to ask and answer superlative questions. Students work together in groups of four. Each group is handed a set of superlative question cards. The group members then ask each other the superlative Wh- questions. When all the groups have finished asking their questions, each group tells the rest of the class about their classmates' most interesting answers.

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