This activity provides motivation for students to try new structures and
vocabulary within a small group setting where levels of anxiety are lower.
It is an end of topic activity for practising orally the language that has
been learned during a topic.
- Use the board to create a grid with about nine boxes and write a
simple structured role play that is based on the topic the class is
studying into each section of the grid.
- Practise the Say It! with confident students
in the whole class setting.
- Put the students into groups of about six and choose one student
to begin the Say It! in each group. Allocate grid coordinates to
that student. The first student then carries out the short role play and
then chooses someone from the group to go second and allocates a new set
of coordinates to that student.
Example of the Say It! strategy: