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Subject: Vocabulary + Listening

 

This game is a playful way to introduce new vocabulary.

Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading.

Level: B1

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: An English dictionary; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / a marker.

Preliminary Preparation (5-10 minutes). For each new word, write out 3 definitions from of the dictionary: one true and two false (taken from other articles). Let us consider the word 'shelter':

a) a person who has a love and understanding for beautiful things;

b) a building that provides a place to stay for people without home;

c) a piece of equipment for receiving and sending radio signals.

Immediate Preparation: Not required.

How to Play. Write the first new word on the board and read out twice the definitions, chosen for it, at normal speaking speed. Next the players take it in turns to give their opinions like this:

Player А: I think it's 'c'!

Player В: I think it's 'a'!

and so on.

After everyone has spoken out, you give the right answer. The players to guess the true defintion, get 1 point. Then you write the second new word on the board and so on. The game lasts as long as all the definitions have been revealed. At the end, the gained points are counted up. The winner is the player to get the most points in total.

Advice. Next time you can choose 2 or 3 true definitions. This makes the game even more exciting!