Show Me True/False

hands holding up a true and a false card

Purpose:  This silent activity gives learners a chance to develop their listening skills. It is helpful for learners who are not comfortable sharing answers aloud in class develop confidence in their listening abilities.

Preparation Time:  None

Materials Needed:  True/False cards for the class

Procedure:

  1. Begin with a true statement that everyone in the group will know (e.g. My name is Jill).  Hold up the true card, and have all of the learners hold up their true cards.
  2. Say a false statement that everyone in the group will know (e.g. My name is Laura). Hold up the false card, and have all of the learners hold up their false cards.
  3. Repeat this several times, modeling the correct card to hold up.
  4. Move around the room making true and false statements while the learners show their answers by holding up cards.
  5. As the learners become more comfortable, speed up the statements so learners can listen to fast speech.

Examples:

This is a chair/table/book/pencil.

This is blue/red/black/green.

Her/his name is _____.

Today is/yesterday was/tomorrow will be ____.

This month is/last month was/next month will be ____.

Today is sunny/rainy/cloudy/hot.

It is 10:00/10:30.

Expansion: Ask a learner to stand up and make true/false statements for the class. Join the class in holding up the answer cards.

Modification 1: Put the class into pairs or small groups. Have each learner take turns making true/false statements for their partner or small group while the learner/s listening show their answers.

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