Teaching Effective Thinking: Game – Good News / Bad News

This is a good exercise in looking at things from a different perspective. Give the students an example such as the one below, which is a common saying in England.

Divide students into pairs or teams. One side starts with a positive statement e.g. The good news is that I won a million pounds. The other team/partner responds by turning it into a negative. See how long they can keep it going.

Language Focus: Connectors of contrast.

This can be a nice warmer before planning an argumentative essay.

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