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Many Japanese speak English. But they do not think our thoughts. They worship at other shrines; profess another creed; observe a different code. They can no more be moved by Christian pacifism than wolves by the bleating of sheep. We have to deal with a people whose values are in many respects altogether different from our own.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

The Mission of Japan, 1937

Pair Fluency Match 7 - Go Green!

Choice Card: Pair Fluency Match 7 - Go Green!
Target:
Vocabulary (Environment), Q & A practise
Age:
Older Elementary students and up
Duration:
30 second to 2 minutes a round
Class Size:
Play in pairs
Energy Level:
Low to Medium
Type:
Non-competitive Guessing Game
Equipment:
Cards and board (downloadable), counters
speed
question
inquiry
mind

With Pair Fluency games players take turns asking each other set questions as fast as possible. With Match 7 there are 7 "yes" answers and 5 "No" answers. The aim is to find all the "yes" answers within a time limit.

To play, one player takes a question board and seven counters. The other player takes an answer card. The usual time limit is one minute. This can be shortened for experienced players or lengthened for beginners. On the starting signal the player with the board starts asking questions. Here is a list for this set:

Do you buy fairtrade?
Do you buy local?
Do you clean water?
Do you avoid making air dirty?
Do you avoid wasting food?
Do you grow food?
Do you recycle glass?
Do you recycle metal?
Do you recycle paper?
Do you recycle plastic?
Do you save energy?
Do you save water?

The player with the card looks at it and responds accordingly, either "Yes, I do" or "No, I don't". For every "Yes" answer the questioning player covers the matching image on the board with a counter. When the timer goes record the number of points scored and players reverse roles.How many points can the whole class accumulate in 2-4 rounds?

Notes: Players should be somewhat familiar with the vocabulary before doing this game. As a follow-up players can consider real answers for their own actual families.

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