· ask and answer a basic question form.
1. Photocopy 1 picture sheet per pupil.
1. Give each pupil a copy of the picture sheet and ask them to colour the pictures. Set a time limit.
2. Have the pupils cut each picture up into 6 pieces. The teacher demonstrates a simple example of making a jigsaw.
3. Ask the pupils to exchange their jigsaw pictures with another pupil.
4. The teacher demonstrates the activity by asking an average or stronger pupil to come to the front and put together one jigsaw on the board. The teacher asks the question, “What do you like to eat?” and the pupil responds with “I like to eat pizza” The picture is used as the prompt for the answer. Next, a second pupil comes to the front and puts together a jigsaw on the board, the first pupil asks the question and the second pupil responds.
5. Pupils put together a jigsaw in pairs and 1 pupil asks the question and the other answers using the jigsaw as a prompt.
Pupils repeat the activity but this time they answer the question with their own personal choices, without using picture prompts.
Practise with other target structures, e.g. “May I have a_______?”
Pupils can draw their own pictures to cut up into jigsaws.
Ensure the pupils have an opportunity to learn the questions before they use them in the activity.