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Party games

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: Language

  • 85 mins
  • In class, Independent study
  • Vocabulary
  • A2, B1, B2, C1


Lesson objectives:

This is a series of games which involve speaking or writing in English.

As there are no specific language points involved, it is recommended that you note down any new vocabulary, grammar or pronunciation errors, or points to review, as they emerge through the lesson. In the final Review activity there will be an opportunity to look over these as you wish,

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Activities (7)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Objectives


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

As there are no specific language points involved in the activities, it is recommended that you note down any new vocabulary, grammar or pronunciation errors, or points to review, as they emerge through the lesson. In the final Review activity there will be an opportunity to look over these as you wish

 

Poker face

Poker face

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Class
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to get students in the mood for the games to come. It involves a minimal amount of English, but may serve as an icebreaker.
The game can be repeated a few times if the first round doesn't last too long.

 

Reaction action

Reaction action

Recommendations

  • 10 mins
  • Individual, Group
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to have students write sentences describing events, then act out reactions and guess what events are being reacted to.
The suggested procedure for this activity is as follows:

 

Draw what we say

Draw what we say

Recommendations

  • 15 mins
  • Group
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to play a guessing game using drawing.
The activity is done through drawing to make it more entertaining, as students attempt to draw unknown objects.
Split the class into teams of four or five. For their drawings, students could use paper, or the board if it is big enough to accommodate all the groups at once.

 

What on earth is that?

What on earth is that?

Recommendations

  • 15 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to write sentences in response to each other's drawings.
This is not a competitive game. The intention is to just have fun as there will probably be an amusing mismatch between the original sentence and image, and the following ones.


 

Alibi!

Alibi!

Recommendations

  • 25 mins
  • Group, Class
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

Your teacher will explain the rules of the game.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to get students asking and answering questions in order to find contradictions in alibis they have created.
There are three different roles in this game: the accused, the detectives, and the judges. The suggested procedure for this activity is as follows:

 

Review

Review

Recommendations

  • 13 mins
  • Individual, Group
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to review some of the language that has emerged during the games.
You will need notes on new vocabulary and student errors from the activities.
If necessary, copy and paste another copy of this activity into the lesson, so that students can do the activities several times.


 
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