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Duty Letter

Subject: Spelling


Skills: Writing.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 10+

Participants Number: 6-12 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: A set of Alphabet flash cards; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (1-2 munites): Put the cards face down on your desk.

How to Play. Player А comes to your desk and draws out any card. Let us say, this is the letter 'М'. Next he/she writes on the board any word, beginning with this letter, e.g.'milk'. As a result he/she gets 1 point. Player B comes to the board and writes a word, where the given letter is the second, e.g.'smile'. Тhereby Player B gets 2 points.

Player С writes, e.g.'name' and gets 3 points.

Player D writes, e.g.'team' and gets 4 points.

Player E writes, e.g.'autumn' and gets 5 points.

Player F writes, e.g.'museum' and gets 6 points.

Player G writes, e.g.'problem' and gets 7 points.

If Player Н can not find a word, where the 'duty letter' is the eighth, he/she draws out another card and starts a new countdown. The game lasts as long as all the cards are out. The winner is the player to get the most points.