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Ideas for English Lessons


Busy Day

Subject: Present Simple


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

Skills: Writing, Speaking.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 18+

Participants Number: 4-8 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (10-15 minutes): Ask each player to describe the beginning of his/her working day with 10 sentences.  

How to Play. When everyone is redy, Player A starts to read out his/her description. After each sentence, he/she pauses to give the other players a chance to guess his/her job. The game may start like this:

Player А: I start work at 9 a.m.

Player B: Are you a bank clerk?

Player А: No, I'm not. First of all, I check my e-mail. 

Player C: Are you a receptionist?

Player А: No, I'm not. Secondly, I make coffee for my boss.

Player D: Are you a personal assistant?

Player А: Yes, I am.

Thereby Player D gets 3 points by the number of attempt. Next these are Player B's turn to read out his/her description and Player C's right to ask the first question and so on. The game lasts as long as all the jobs are revealed. The winner is the player to get the most points.