Can you ride a bike?by Hanna Domaska
Macmillan Polska 2009 PHOTOCOPIABLE
First published online 19.01.09
Type of school: kindergarten
Type of activity: group work, TPR
Focus: vocabulary - sports: nouns: a bike, a
basketball, a skipping rope, a swim, a
dance, a kite, roller skates; verbs: to ride,
to play, to skip, to swim, to dance, to fly,
phrases: to ride a bike, to play basketball,
to fly a kite, to rollerskate, assumed
receptive knowledge of the phrase: can
Level/Age group: 6 year-olds, no writing
Time: about 20 minutes
Photocopy the worksheet - one for a group of
For vocabulary presentation prepare
pictures, flashcards or toys which represent
the above mentioned sports. If possible,
bring some objects connected with doing
particular sports: a skipping rope, a
swimsuit, a basketball, a toy bike, toy skates
Make sure you have sets of dice and pieces
for each group. If you don't have enough
pieces, you can use buttons or some other
small objects instead.
1.Tell the children that they are going to
play a board game during today's lesson.
Explain that this game will be about sports.
Elicit which sports they know and which
sports they like playing (L1). Try to guide
them towards summer sports.
2.Introduce the new vocabulary. Depending
on teaching aids, show the children a
basketball, a skipping rope, a kite, roller
skates, a bike and a swimsuit. While showing
the objects name the corresponding sports.
Drill the vocabulary. Tell the pupils to repeat
the words loudly, quietly and then in a funny
3.Ask questions individually. Can you play
basketball? Can you ride a bike? Do you like
flying a kite? Do you like swimming? If
children have problems with remembering
the meaning of the words, help them by
showing pictures or acting out the given
4.Ask children to sit at the table. Divide
them into the groups of 4-5. Distribute the
worksheets, dice and pieces. Explain the
rules of the game: every time they stand on a
picture of a sport activity, they have to ask
the next person a question e.g.: Can you
swim? The person must answer Yes/No.
You can also try to revise numbers, while
throwing the dice: a child count out loud the
number of the squares he/she has to move.
Tell the children that one of them will mime
one sport and the rest of them will have to
guess the name of the sport activity. Every
child must take his/her turn, otherwise
there will be an argument. If children can
think of some other sport activities, accept
that and provide the kids with an extra
vocabulary practice when needed.