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Global Shopping

Subject: Countries + Food + Spelling


This is an original version of the popular Word Chain game.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Number of Participants: 2-12 players.

Time: 10-15 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / a marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (3-5 minutes). First make sure that the players are familiar with the Word Chain game. Next write on the board two example sentences like this:


I'm going to India to buy some fish.

I'm going to Finland to buy some milk.


Then elicit from the players to say that the name of a country in the second sentence begins with the same letter as the name of food in the previous one. After that, ask the players to take it in turns extending this chain orally.

How to Play. The game may start like this:
Player A: I'm going to Mexico to buy some chocolate.

Player B: I'm going to Canada to buy some some rice.

Player C: I'm going to Russia to buy some bread.

and so on.

A player, who can not name a new country or food, leaves the game, which lasts as long as only the winner remains.