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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Cardinal numbers


This game is designed to help new classmates to get know each other better.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.

Participants Number: 6-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: A calculator; Board.

Materials: Chalk.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation: Not required.  

How to Play. First you ask the players: 'How old are you?' As the children take turns to answer, you put the corresponding digits on the calculator. When everyone answered, you ask:'How old are you altogether?' When the players said the correct number, write it on the board. Next ask, e.g.: 'How many sisters have you got?'. Then calculate brothers, aunts, uncles and so on. At the end of the game the players say all together:'Altogether we are one hundred and twenty-seven years old, we've got five sisters, four brothers, etc'

Note. For higher levels, you can count the total weight and height.