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Activity Name Which is bigger?

Source Created by Werner Mantilla Pizarro

Level Pre-kids
Age Ranges from 6-7
Skill/Language focus

Preparation 1. The teacher arranges students into a horseshoe shape (see

appendix 1).
1. 2. The teacher tells students 6 wild animals are trapped in a
box upon a table (see appendix 2) and in order to set them
free, they have to call out their names which are stuck on the
board (see appendix 3).
3. The teacher drills the name of each one by one until the six
are in the childrens sight. (e.g. This is a lion)
4. Afterwards, the teacher asks students the following question
Which is bigger? The lion or the elephant? to which
students accompanied by the teacher answer The elephant
is bigger
5. The teacher continues asking them questions about the wild
animals and different adjectives such as big, small, fast,
slow, tall, short, colorful, beautiful, etc. which are shown on
the board into its corresponding comparative form divided in
two groups (see appendix 4) teacher, at all times, drills the
question and the answer along with students.
6. Then, the teacher divides students in two groups (A and B).
After that, he asks another question e.g. which is faster?
This time the teacher only listens to the answer given
chorally by students.
7. Following, the teacher gives another demonstration to the
class and continues doing so telling them that this time he
will ask a question to a pair of students (one from each
group) and the one who knows the answer will have to lift the
puppet up and say the answer loud to the class, and if it is
correct the group will obtain a point.
8. The group with more points at the end of the competition will
be the winner.
Time Roughly fifteen to twenty minutes.


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Horseshoe seating arrangement.


A black box upon a classroom table with six puppets