Information Gap Intermediate News Running Dictation

Emergency Crossword Running Dictation

This is a running dictation activity for intermediate EFL/ESL learners. This activity is built around vocabulary related to units about emergencies and accidents.

This is a great four skills activity that incorporates reading comprehension with a task activity that has kinesthetic movement and interpersonal communication at the core.

Cut the sentences out as strips and place on the wall. Pair up students and have students go to the wall read the sentence and return to their sitting partner. The sitting partner listens and writes the sentence as the running partner speaks. The running partner may need to run back to the sentence several times.

In this running dictation activity students must gather all the clues to complete the crossword puzzle. I pass out the puzzle only when students have collected all the clues.

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