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Food Likes and Dislikes Creative Thinking Reverse Brainstorming

This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking.

Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language.

This activity is designed for beginner level or young learner students. It deals with vocabulary related to foods with reasons why student like and dislike the food.  In this lesson students will list foods they like. Rather then talking about why the like the food, students are asked to think in reverse about what can make them dislike a food. Once students have brainstormed things they dislike about the food they are then encouraged to think of why they like the food. This lesson has a role play for students to discuss their feelings with a partner.

The approach used in this lesson is called the Reverse Brainstorming. Reverse brainstorming has learners think about the opposite of things related to a given topic. For example if students are asked to brainstorm about school they may list things like teachers, friends, classes. In a reverse brainstorm they would list, playing, being with friends, watching t.v., items that are the reverse of school.


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