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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Alphabet + Ordinal numbers


This game is designed to help new classmates to get know each other's names in a playful way.

Skills: Speaking.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.

Participants Number: 6-10 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation: (5-7 minutes): Ask the players to take turns to introduce themselves and to spell out their names. As they are doing this, you write their names on the board.   

How to Play. Give the children a command to fall into line according to the alphabetical order of the first letters of their names. After that, they number like this:'I'm the first pilot!', 'I'm the second pilot!' and so on. You simultaneously put 1, 2, etc. opposite their names on the board. If there are namesakes, the second one says, e.g.: 'I'm the third pilot, too!' and you write the same figures opposite thier names. Next ask the players to fall into line according to the length of their names. Then they renumber and you add the new figures to the old ones. In the third round, ask the children about the months of their birth. They should remember each other's data and fall into line according to the months numbers. In the forth round, the players fall into line according to the days of their birth (not birthdays!). Finally you ask the children about the years of their birth and they fall into line by seniority. Every time you add only the numbers, said by the players themselves. At the end of the game you add up the gained points and determine the capitain of the crew!