2 As in bingo, students cross off the item if they have it on their card.
3 The first person to complete their card shouts Lotto and is then asked to read back in German the items s/he has crossed out.
As there are 12 bingo cards there will be some duplication in larger classes.
1 On the OHP, show the spread of uncut picture cards and ask your class, working in twos, to write them out as a shopping list in German. They should be familiar with the vocabulary after the listening in 6.1.
2 Give everybody a different picture card (with classes of 15+, you'll need to duplicate) and teach them the phrase Ich weiß nicht.
3 Learners circulate, asking each other the price of one item at a time, e.g. Was kosten die Orangen? Only the person holding the oranges will be able to supply the answer, the others answer Ich weiß nicht.
4 The aim is to price all the items on the shopping list, to add up the total cost and provide the answer in German.
The shopping list in German complete with correct prices could be used as portfolio evidence.
These cards are also useful for vocabulary revision. With the pack face down on the table; learners take turns in picking a card and saying, e.g. Die Bananen kosten drei Mark.
1 Give each student a copy of the wordsearch and set a time limit for finding the words. The time allowed will depend on the variation used:
In a mixed level group, differentiated information can be given.
2 At the end of the time set, conduct feedback of words with OHT. This is particularly effective with the OHT projected onto a clean whiteboard and the words highlighted on the board.
3 In pairs, students match words to make phrases e.g Reisescheck and einlösen. This can then be extended to make full sentences e.g. Ich möchte diesen Reisescheck einlösen.
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