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An overhead projector would also be useful to project a chart showing syntax rules for the causal phrases (chart included below).
Using causal phrases in context
Recognizing nouns/noun phrases vs. noun clauses
Practicing business vocabulary
Depending on student level, you can choose whether or not to keep examples projected or written on the board for student reference.
Give each group of students a deck of sentence cards and a deck of answer cards.
Explain the rules:
Each player draws 4 answer cards without showing them to classmates.
In each round one player acts as the “judge.”
The judge draws a sentence card and reads it out loud.
All of the other players give the judge one of their answer cards, face down, and then draw a new answer card to maintain a hand of four.
The judge reads the sentence out loud with each possible answer.
The judge eliminates all answers that do not fit syntactically into the sentence.*
The judge then decides on his or her favorite answer.
The player who gave the winning answer wins the sentence card.
Play continues, with the player to the right of the judge becoming the new judge.
The player with the most sentence cards at the end wins.
- Causal Phrases Against Humanity 2-2.pdf
- Causal Phrases Against Humanity 2-3.pdf
- Causal Phrases Against Humanity 2-4.pdf