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Here's a fun activity to do during Christmastime or at any time you'd like to build energy or cheer up your students. I call this activity GIFT SENTENCES. Here are the steps:

1. Cut the following sentences and their to/from lines into individual strips.

2. Hand out at least five strips to each student. (you may have to make more than one copy.)

3. Tell students to put their name next to every From:

4. Tell students to read the sentences, and decide who they want to give the sentences to.

5. Tell students they must also give each of their sentences to a different person (this insures that everyone in class gets a few).

6. Write on the whiteboard/blackboard, "Merry Christmas NAME, this is for you!" "Thank you very much, You shouldn't have."

7. Demonstrate that you want students to give out their gift sentences using this dialogue.

8. Once all sentences have been given out, put students into groups of 3 or 4, and have them tell each other about their 'gifts.' You should

demo this by saying, "Susan thinks that I have beautiful eyes!" Other students are encouraged to agree/disagree with the statement, talk about why the sentence was given etc. Everyone takes a turn with one sentence at a time until all sentences are used up. (You can also have students come up with one or two of their own to give out.) Here are the sentences I've used:

You've got a thoughtful face.
TO: FROM:
You look very intelligent.
TO: FROM:
Your hair is beautiful.
TO: FROM:
You have a cute nose.
TO: FROM:
You are very kind.
TO: FROM:
You act like a leader.
TO: FROM:
You are a good listener.
TO: FROM:
You never admit that you are beautiful.
TO: FROM:
I'd like to go to a KTV with you.
TO: FROM:
Your voice sounds beautiful to me.
TO: FROM:
You seem very outgoing.
TO: FROM:
You have really great ideas.
TO: FROM:
You look like a hard person, but you are really kind and gentle.
TO: FROM:
You look innocent but you are really a lady's man.
TO: FROM:
I think you would look sexy in a swimsuit.
TO: FROM:
Your smile is wonderful.
TO: FROM:
Your clothes are very fashionable.
TO: FROM:
You are seldom happy with your ideas but you are really creative.
TO: FROM:
You think you are tone-deaf but you really sing beautifully.
TO: FROM:
You have some crazy ideas.
TO: FROM:
Your life is so exciting that you are never bored.
TO: FROM:
Everyone thinks you are realistic, but you are actually silly.
TO: FROM:
You are very sexy.
TO: FROM:
You are very handsome.
TO: FROM:
You have bright and shiny eyes.
TO: FROM:
You are very playful.
TO: FROM:
You have a brilliant mind.
TO: FROM:
You think comfort is more important than style.
TO: FROM:
I like everything about you.
TO: FROM:
Your skin is soft and smooth.
TO: FROM:
Your laugh is great.
TO: FROM:
You make me feel happy every time I see you.
TO: FROM:
Your hair is so shiny and pretty.
TO: FROM:
You are very cool, like 007.
TO: FROM:
You are very athletic and in shape.
TO: FROM:
I feel comfortable around you.
TO: FROM:
You make me smile.
TO: FROM:
When you walk, you look like a tiger.
TO: FROM:
You are more handsome than Andy Liu or Bruce Willis.
TO: FROM:
You are smarter than Einstein.
TO: FROM:
You make everyone around you happy and comfortable.
TO: FROM:
The sun is always shining when you are around.
TO: FROM:

Name: Prentice Berge
Email: prentice@ms9.hinet.net
Location: Taipei, Taiwan

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