This game walkthrough is annotated with links from difficult words to a page with images of the object.
Level: Intermediate & above
Location: Computer room
Topic: Reading and dictionary work
Language Focus: Non defining relative clauses
Game: Anika’s Odyssey
This is a fun walkthrough reading activity for the computer room followed by a writing activity using non defining relative clauses. You may also choose to do some recording vocabulary work during the game so that they have some language to work on when they return to the classroom.
Once you have done a presentation on non defining relative clauses (yawn!) tell your learners they have worked very well and that they are now going to go to the computer room to play a game (hooray!). Good news is they will enjoy it a lot and there is a walkthrough to help them. Bad news is that they have to make a note of any words in blue that they don’t know. For this reason they need a pen/ pencil and notebook.
1 Tell learners to open up two internet explorer pages.
2 In one internet explorer page direct learners to this site.
3 Learners copy and paste the address into the other internet explorer page.
4 Learners play the game on one page and read the walkthrough in the other.
5 Monitor to make sure they are playing taking notes of difficult language.
6 Stop the game when one team finishes playing and has got ten words noted down (slow them down by getting them to write down more and with a translation).
Learners write ten non-defining relative clause sentences using words from the game.
Learners take it in turns to read out their non-defining relative clause sentences but NOT the word from the game.
The first learner to put their hand up and say the correct word from the game gets a point.
When you feel the activity has gone on long enough declare a winner.