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Subject: Possessive pronouns


This game is designed to help new classmates to get to know each other's names, while playing, in the first lesson.

Skills: Writing, Speaking.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 10+

Number of Participants: 6-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: A hat.

Materials: One A4 sheet of paper.

Preliminary Preparation (3-5 minutes). Cut the sheet into 16 pieces.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes). Distribute the cards around the clas and ask the players to write their names on them. When everyone is ready, put the players in a circle and pass the hat around. Each player gives their name and puts their card in the hat.

How to Play. When all the cards are in the hat, you pass it around again. This time, Player A takes out a card and reads the name, written on it. Next he/she hands the card to its supposed owner, asking: 'Is this yours?'. If it is true, Player A gets 1 point. If it is false, Player A go on searching for its owner. When he/she has found him/her, you write the number of his/her attempts on the board. Then it is Player B’s turn to take out a card and so on. If a player takes out his/her own card, he/she also reads out his/her name and says: 'This is mine!', but does not get any points. The game lasts as long as all the cards have found their owners. The winners are the players to get the LEAST points!