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A Year Ago

Subject: Future in the Past


This game is specially designed for the last lesson before New Year.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: B1

Recommended Age: 18+

Number of Participants: 4-8 players.

Time: 10-15 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation:  Not required.

Immediate Preparation (2-3 minutes). New Year is a time of progress reviewing. So ask the players to recall events, which happened to them in the old year, but they did not expect them a year ago. For giving an example, you say, e.g.:'A year ago I didn't know that I would visit China!'

How to Play. The game may start like this:

Player А:  A year ago I didn't know that I would change my job.

Player В: A year ago I didn't know that I would become an uncle.

and so on.

A player, who can not say an appropriate sentence, leaves the game, which lasts as long only the winner remains.