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Vocabulary Hangman

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An idea that I have used with intermidiate to upper level students is playing "Hang-Man" with new vocabulary words. Many times I don't know how to draw the maening of a word and I don't always want to translate to their native lan guage, so I developed the new-vocabualray-hang-man. Divide the class into two groups. Draw two posts for hanging their men. Write a good simple definition for the new vocabulary words. Then write the correct number of blanks for the word and let each grou p take turns trying to discover the word. The students keep rereading the definition to try to figure out the word that they remember most of the words by the next class (without studying at home)!

Name: Nora Ellen Barbosa da Silva
Email: ralfred@cyberland.recife.softex.br
Location: Recife, Pe Brazil

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