Teaching Effective Thinking: Game – Forced Connections – Comparatives

Another game to encourage remote connections is the Boasting game. You can use the picture cards or board you used for the last game (‘Forced Connections Similes – see last blog post).

Start with one of the cards and make a superlative e.g. My diamond ring is the most beautiful in the world. The second person picks a card (or chooses a picture) and uses a comparative structure to make a boast e.g. My sports car is more expensive than your diamond ring.

Language Focus: Comparative adjectives.You could help the students by giving them a variety of adjectives to use (see below).

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