Would you rather...
To teach the grammar point "I would rather....than...." I made up a bunch of equally unappealing choices that the kids would have to pick from. For example, "would you rather have to wear your school uniform all of the time, or live under your desk at school?" The kids would then pick one and write the sentence "I would rather wear my school uniform all of the time then live under my desk at school." I gave them a worksheet with several of these choices, and afterward had them practice asking each other the questions. It was a good way to learn the grammar and also get in some speaking and listening practice. At the end of the class, I invited the students to make up their own to ask me.
Carrie Numata--JET in Hyogo-ken, Japan
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