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  • Candy Grammar
    Before class prepare sheets with a question on one side, and the answer on the other, or possibly have the students write them if they are good enough. Give each student 3-5 candies. Students must go around the class asking the other students the question on their paper. If the other student gets the answer wrong, they lose a candy. If the other student gets the question right, they get a candy from the asking student. An easy way to increase motivation to produce English! Naturally, students who can behave well will help a lot. It's best to ask questions with only one or a few possible answers, otherwise students cannot judge from their card if the answer given is correct or not. Can be used with grammar, spelling, past forms, etc. It can also be used for more advanced questions like FCE transformations, after all most of like getting candy!

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