I don't except my beginners/low intermediate students to form complete sentence so I help them to form correct sentences.
To my surprise they will repeat the sentence several times (while I'm helping them) just so they can throw their airplane.
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Every students (except the shooters) must find their own words.
The lexical area for example, "Four Legged Animals".
The laughter from this is hilarious as the impressions tend to make the character in question look funny.
It is a good idea to encourage students to ask the interviewee student questions about who they are describing.
For beginner and low intermediate classes, I recommend formulating questions that lead to 1 or 2 types of answers. For example, use CAN/WILL questions and write the beginning part of the answer on the board "I can/will...".
I recommend giving a prize to make the target points mean something, thus peaking their interest. This game works best with the arbitrary stop watch (30 seconds). Then for another day take the same categories (or create new ones) and play the same game except students, this time, act it out (no speaking or noises).