Robot commands

Pair work to get jr high moving and laughing like idiots. Command your partner to do something strange

Submitted by Creag_Sapporo

March 19, 2021

Estimated time: 10-15 mins

The grammar point:
I want you to (Verb), as well as [_____ told me to (verb)]

usually found in end of 2nd grade or start of 3rd grade texts.

I made a Robot Command activity.

  1. Break kids into pairs. They use a different colour pen to check off the box when they are done. 2 Hand out the print (1 per pair) and practice the vocab to clarify anything. The goal of the game is to get all of the boxes checked off.
  2. Kids janken (in English)
  3. winner chooses the command and says "I want you to ______." and the loser must comply because they are a robot and must repeat the command as "(winner) told/asked me to ______"
  4. winner checks off the box in their own colour and the game proceeds again with another round of janken.
  5. Whoever has the most checked boxes wins

Bonus, if you are not a shy person or have a few outgoing students, challenge them to make their own idea and janken with you in front of the class. ex. sing opera or walk like a monkey

p.s. if the font is strange I apologize. I used the WeCan handwriting font. please change as you need.

edit: I added the pdf, hope it looks better

  1. rebvandev March 22, 2021

    Looks fun! Since you used a downloaded font, could you upload a PDF version of your document? The Word doc formatting looks a bit weird without the same font.

  2. FigNG June 15, 2021

    Hey, this looks really fun. Do you have the lesson plan that you have used? I'm struggling to think of a 50 min lesson plan.

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