The Melon Maze

Levels: 
A1, A2
Teaching point: 
Pronunciation: stress in 2-syllable nouns
Theme: 
Stress in cognates
Activity: 
Finding a route through a maze
ELT Materials: The Melon Maze

Students find a path from top left to bottom right. They may only pass through a hexagon if the word has stress on the first syllable. Notice that all the words are 2-syllable nouns. Some of them may be cognates in your students' L1, but the stress may be different! More pronunciation ideas? See this article. Melon Maze was designed specifically with Spanish speaking learners in mind. There is a second version to download below called Football Maze which was designed with Portuguese speaking learners in mind.

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Hi I visited your course in Gothenburg two years ago and I use the Melon maze with my students. I cannot find the audio when YOU are reading it. It is possible to get that on this page? Best Regards Marie
Mark Hancock's picture

Hi Marie, thanks for your message. There is an audio file below the melon maze. Have you tried clicking on it? What happens when you do? I'm not sure if the audio files are working at the moment...
Mark Hancock's picture

Hi Marie It's the file above called audio of answer key. If you have problem playing it directly from the site, save it to your computer instead.

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