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Echo

Subject: Verb to be

 

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: 6-8 y.o.

Participants Number: 6-8 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes): Line the children up in a row.  

How to Play. Player A turns back to his/her classmates. Then he/she calls out: 'Who's there ?!' The other children take turns to shout out their names like this:
Player B: Sonya!
Player C: Petya!
Player D: Varya!
etc.
When the turn comes to the last player, he/she calls out his/her name twice and then all the names are repeated in the other way. After 'echo' stopped, Player A turns and, passing along the line, verifies the names of his/her new classmates like this:
Player A: Are you Sonya?
Player B: Yes, I am.
Player A: Are you Mitya?
Player C: No, I'm not.
etc.
As a result, Player A gets as many points as the names he/she correctly reproduced. Then he/she stands at the end of the row, and his/her place is taken by Player B and so on. The game lasts as long as each child played a mountain hiker. The winner is the player to get the most points.