This discussion activity really teaches students to listen to each other.
Start the activity by making statements for the class but “coughing / mumbling or saying “blablabla”. Ex. I went to the &&)))*** last night. Students ask for clarification using the prompt on the board.
Low: Excuse me, what did you say?
High: Excuse me but who/what/where/when/ ……….?
The teacher then repeats the statement but finishing it off. Ex. I went to the library last night.
Put students in groups and give them these Finish It cards. In groups of 3, they go around a circle making statements like the teacher (coughing, mumbling , blablaing) and asking clarification questions and finishing it off…
Lots of fun and really good open yet controlled langugage production practice!Finish It Off!,