Take a few small pieces of paper and write on them short simple messages like "You will go to the cinema." "You will meet a famous person." "You will get 3 CDs for your birthday." Fold them so that the messages remain secret. Put all the scraps of paper in a box, shake them well and pass the box around for the students to take one and read it out and aloud. Make sure that they say "O-E, O-E ...what will my fortune be?" first! Provided you choose your messages wisely, you will provide the class with some interesting conversation topics and will find out a lot about your students and their interests (fave films, heroes, fave music etc.,) which should help you plan the course ahead accordingly!
Joan M. Diez Cliville
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