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# THE AUCTION GAME

CORRECT SENTENCES AS YOU CAN!
THE AIM OF THE GAME IS TO BUY AS MANY CORRECT SENTENCES AS POSSIBLE

## Each group will have \$1200 to spend

Bids begin at \$100
Bids increase by \$100 each bid
The sentence will be sold to the highest bidder
(remember? "\$400 going once, \$400 going twice,
\$400 sold to group X!")
Procedure

## 1. Put the students into pairs or small groups and give

each pair a sheet of sentences and their money limit.
2. Plan which sentences you are going to bid for.
3. THE AUCTION STARTS
4. After all the sentences are sold, run through and get
a class vote on which sentences are correct. Confirm
incorrect sentences?
6. Ask pairs to decide why the sentences are not
correct.

## 1. I didn't celebrated New Year's Eve

2. My friends organize a fancy dress party but they didn't invited
me.
3. So, I were very sad and lonely
4. My best friends didn't were with me
5. My cousin visited me in the afternoon
6. but then she went to a party
7. Did you danced on New Year's Eve?
8. I didn't watch TV because there was a horrible programme.
9. Everybody laughed and sing and was very happy
10. But I was not happy, I didn't have a good time
VOTE ON WHICH SENTENCES WERE CORRECT

## 1. I didn't celebrated New Year's Eve

2. My friends organize a fancy dress party but they didn't invited
me.
3. So, I were very sad and lonely
4. My best friends didn't were with me
5. My cousin visited me in the afternoon
6. but then she went to a party
7. Did you danced on New Year's Eve?
8. I didn't watch TV because there was a horrible programme.
9. Everybody laughed and sing and was very happy
10. But I was not happy, I didn't have a good time