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Subject: Vocabulary + Listening

 

This game is a playful way to introduce a new vocabulary.

Skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading.

Level: B1

Recommended Age: 16+

Participants Number: 4-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: An English dictionary; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation. For each new word, write 3 definitions out 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, selected to it. Next the players take 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 everybody spoke out, you give the right answer. The players, who guessed 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 are found. The winner is the player to get the most points.

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