Adjective-Noun GameScott Greene
scott [at] highway.or.jp
Nagoya Gakuin University (Nagoya, Japan)
ObjectiveTo get students to think about and practice adjective-noun combinations.
LevelThis game works well with all levels. Lower level students can make up simple sentences and higher level students more complex ones.
The GameThe purpose of this game is to give students the chance to practice adjective-noun combinations. Begin by giving them a male or female first name. They must then invent a sentence similar to the following:
- Albert likes awful apes.
- Betty likes baby boys.
- Linda likes little limes.
- Richard likes roaring racecars.
- Wendy likes wiggling worms.
Following are names for every letter of the alphabet to get you started:
Andy, Betty, Carmine, Daniel, Ed, Francis, Grover, Harry, Ingrid, John, Kris, Linda, Mark, Norman, Orville, Patty, Quentin, Rachel, Sam, Tom, Ursula, Victor, William, Xavier, Yolanda, Zelda.
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