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Echo

Subject: Verb to be

 

This game is designed to help new classmates to get to know each other's names, while playing, in the first lesson.

Skills: Listening, Speaking.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 6-8 y.o.

Number of Participants: 6-8 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes). Put the players in a line.  

How to Play. First Player A turns back to their new classmates. Next he/she calls out: 'Who's there?!' The other players take it in turns to call out their names like this:
Player B: I'm Sonya!
Player C: I'm Petya!
Player D: I'm Varya!
and so on.
When the turn comes to the last player, he/she calls out their name twice and then all the names are repeated in the other way. After the 'echo' has stopped, Player A turns and, passing along the line, verifies the names of their 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.
and so on.
As a result, Player A gets as many points as the names he/she has correctly reproduced. Then he/she stands at the end of the line, and his/her place is taken by Player B and so on. The game lasts as long as each player acts as a mountain hiker. The winner is the player to get the most points.