Structures: interrogatives, vocabulary, wide range of grammatical
Divide class into two groups. Each team or group should choose a fun
Italian name for itself. Instructors should (before class) devise four
categories and four answers for each category. Write the categories
and answers on paper and tape them to the board ahead of time. Paper
should be folded with the answers written inside. As a student from
each team gets one selection right, the instructor removes it from the
board. It is recommended to add two categories which are grammar related
(e.g. passato remoto irregolare, passato remoto regolare) The instructor
gives the contestants the infinitive and person of the verb (e.g. nascere,
lui), and they have to raise their hands and answer correctly, "Qual'è
nacque?" The first person to raise his or her hand gets a chance to
respond for the team. If this student answers incorrectly, the other
team has a chance to answer. This is an entertaining way of spicing
up some grammar. The other categories are vocabulary related or require
general knowledge to answer.
by Sarah Watson
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