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).