Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening
Recommended Age: 18+
Number of Participants: 4-12 players
Time: 30-40 minutes
Equipment: A black- or whiteboard
Materials: A piece of chalk or a marker
Preliminary Preparation. Write out the first sentence from one article and the last one from another.
Immediate Preparation (3-5 minutes).
1. On the board, write the chosen sentences like this:
Today advertising persuades people of different nationalities to use the same products.
However, many people, getting older, prefer peace and fresh air of countryside.
2. Invite each player to write in their notebook a short report, beginning and ending with the given sentences. Allow the students a reasonable amount of time for dompleting this task. While they are writing, circulate, monitor and assist, if necessary.
How to Play. When everyone has finished, bring the class to order. Afterwards, invite the players to take it in turns coming to the front of the other students and reading aloud their essays. The player, whose report is considered to be the best, becomes the winner of the game. If necessary, you can invite the players to vote.
Advice. Since the task takes a long time to complete, it would be more feasible to set it for homework. In this case, the game itself should be carried out in the next lesson.