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Comparing Hobbies
Ian Kime
June 22, 2021

Comparing Hobbies

VERSION A:

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VERSION B:

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We are doing some more beta testing for our JUKEBOX line and you’re here to help. This activity will be a part of the Hobbies and Free Time Jukebox after it gets finalized, but before that I need to know if I’m right or if I’m totally wrong.

First of all, the point of the activity is to get students to compare and contrast different hobbies. It’s simple enough and useful for A1 students. It’s based on The Duel, a resource which you can use to practice comparatives of different types in your classroom. In the original resource, there are dozens of game cards to cut out and place on the table, so I thought it would be nice to mimic that aesthetic with this mini activity.

But that’s not the only reason it looks like a mess! As you can see, there are numbered cards with 2 different hobbies or free time activities. The activities on the card are related somehow – running and swimming, reading and music, the violin and the piano, etc. Students will spend the first round of play comparing the activities on the cards.

But wait, there’s more! I’m always looking for creative ways to add replay value to my activities. Do you see it? Look closer… Yes, I’ve managed to arrange the cards in such a way that there are other sets of pairings that seem completely random. Just look for 2 blue words that are very close to one another – bungee jumping and reading, painting and surfing, roller blading and gardening, etc.

BAM! Now you’ve got another comparison game. What do painting and surfing have in common, huh?

So now I need your help… Personally, I like the messy version of the activity in VERSION A and my wife thinks it’s a total mess. She prefers the less messy VERSION B. Which should we include in the Hobbies and Free Time Jukebox?

Ian Kime

Ian Kime

I have been teaching English abroad since receiving my CELTA certificate in Poland in 2018. I enjoy tracking my individual students’ development but love having lessons with big groups! Now that I teach online, I am accompanied by my sidekicks Olaf, Mała, Pirate and Bandit on a regular basis.

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