domingo, 10 de abril de 2011

One of these things

One of these these things is not like the others is an interactive game by DDeubel that can help students of all levels to activate their written or spoken English while having lots of fun.

Self-study activity:
If possible, get together with a friend or relative who also speaks English, so that you can do the activity orally and you can also share ideas and help each other. If on your own, you always have the option to talk out aloud to yourself or to do the activity in writing.

In the activity, students are presented with four different objects within a category, and they have to say why one object is different from the others. There might be more than one possibility of comparing objects within the same category.

Category: Things
Objects: a bomb of dynamite, a ball, a jar of beer, and a clock.

A ball is not like the others because you can play football with a ball, but not with the other things.
A clock is not like the others because you can only tell the time with a clock.

There are as many as twelve categories: things, sports, jobs, places, flight, famous people, clothes, names, food, drinks, fruit, abstract ideas.

To make the objects spring up on the slide, you must click around the question mark (?) in the middle of the slide.

Finally, you can enjoy the Sesame Street song the activity is based on.

One Of These Things (Is Not Like The Others)
(Words and Music by Joe Raposo and Jon Stone)

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you’re absolutely…right!