Word by word

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Basic Information

You might have played 'antakshari' basing on the last letter. Now play a similar game basing on the last word(s) and try building the sentence sequentially. How long your meaningful sentence be? It is addictive & challenging, too!

Duration: 
(All day)
Objective: 
To help young learners
  • construct sentences meaningfully
  • develop good pronunciation
Activity Steps: 
  • The teacher instructs a student to start constructing a sentence verbally by using a word of his choice such as ‘I’.
  • The student sitting next to her has to continue the sentence by adding another word, for example ‘I love’ and then saying, ‘continue’.
  • The third student continues the game by saying another word such as ‘I love playing’.
  • The next student continues by saying another word such as 'I love playing'.

​I

I love

I love playing

I love playing music

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.

.

.

  • The activity ends if the third student is unable to say ‘continue’ and he/she has to then opt out of the activity.
  • Few more examples,

You

You tell

You tell stories

You tell stories

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.

.

Important Instructions:

1. The idea is lengthen the sentence as much as possible. In this context, the sentence could have been continued by saying, ‘I love ice cream, pastries, pudding, cookies and…’

2. The activity could be upgraded to suit fast learners by encouraging them to use difficult adjectives and adverbs such as ‘I dearly vanilla creamy ice cream, chocolate pastries, caramel pudding, crunchy cookies…’

3. If a student feels that an added word makes the sentence ambiguous then he/she could challenge the person who has said it. If the student cannot justify the meaning then he/she opts out.

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