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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Vocabulary + Spelling


Skills: Speaking, Reading.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Number of Participant: 2-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: A set of alphabet flashcards; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / a marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes). First put the flashcards, turned face down, on your desk. Next write on the board 10 vocabulary categories like this:

Animals, Cities, Clothes, Colours, Countries, Family, Food, Furniture, Jobs,

Places in town

How to Play. Player A comes to your desk and takes a card. Let us consider the letter N. Then he/she, looking at the board, says, e.g.:'..., New York, ..., ..., Norway, nephew, nut, ..., nurse, newsagent'. As a result, Player A gets 6 points by the number of said words. Now it is Player B's turn to come to your desk and so on. In order to balance chances of the players, it is necessary to hold 2 or 3 rounds depending on the number of the participants. At the end of the game, the gained points are counted up. The winner is the player to get the most points in total.