They cannot use any of the characters on the board.
Step 4: Provide the students with a copy of the ‘Thunderbolt Woman’ profile card (see Appendix B).
Step 2: Reconfigure the desks in the classroom into a long line.
EFL educators in Japan are constantly searching for innovative lesson ideas that will inspire learners and improve their communicative abilities.
One strategy that can facilitate oral communication and inject authentic language situations into a classroom is role-playing activities.
Select student volunteers to read the items on the profile card.
The lesson plan that follows requires students to imagine that they are a caped crusader attending a party with other superheroes.
The learners create an original profile for their character and discuss this information in a speed dating session.
The teams tape their cards to the board and brainstorm two more superheroes. Each team will make a brief report to their classmates.
Step 3: Explain that the students must create an ORIGINAL superhero character.
Provide each group with two superhero cards (see Appendix A).
The groups must identify the superheroes and their special powers.
During the activity, the students will have 10 dates with 10 different superheroes. At the end of the event, the learners will select a suitable match for their character and make a brief report to their classmates.
Preparation Step 1: Before the class, print out the lesson handouts (Appendix A – Appendix D).