Giving Direction: Solving Mazes
Time: 60 minutes
Preparation: 15 minutes
- Before the activity begins, teacher had a short discussion with the students regarding vocabulary used in giving directions.
- Then, teacher explains the activity to the students and what they are expected to do.
- Students are divided into pairs.
- Each pair will be given a task sheet (maze) to be completed.
- One student will give direction whereas the other student will listen to the directions given by his partner in order to solve the maze.
- After a maze is completed, students change their roles and complete another maze given by teacher.
- After that, students compare their answers with other students.
After the activity, teacher conducted a short discussion again with the students on what vocabulary that they employ in giving directions to their friends and the difficulties encountered.
This activity allows students to practice their listening and speaking skills. At the same time, students have to incorporate appropriate grammar and vocabulary while giving instructions to their partners. Thus, this activity helps students to enhance their vocabulary as it creates an opportunity for the students to use the language in their conversation (giving direction).
There are varieties of mazes that can be found on the internet. Here are examples of simple but fun mazes that can be used for kids of lower and intermediate students. Printable Mazes For Kids