Missing Letter Sentences
For this activity, I use pictures from English File 1 Teacher’s Book (OUP), which can be found to print on their web page:
Divide the class into two teams and give one member of each team a board pen. Explain to the students that you’re going to show them a picture and that they must write a sentence related to that picture which can’t contain a certain letter. Choose letters which the students would instinctively use when they first look at the picture. The students take it in turns to write sentences and you can award points for the first team to write a suitable sentence.
Write a sentence about this picture without using the letter “e”.
So they can’t say, “They’re eating a cake.” or “They are sitting on the sofa.”
But they can say, “It’s John’s birthday.” or “Two kids look happy.”
Write a sentence about this picture without using the letter “o”.
So they can’t say, “It’s a dog.” or “It’s got a small nose.”
But they could say, “This animal is very friendly.” or “It isn’t a fat cat.”