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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Food + Listening


Skills: Listening, Writing, Speaking.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Participants Number: 6-12 players, preferably even.

Time: 15-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation. Write out 10 fruit and 10 vegetables, which you taught. Next make the overall list of these words in alphabetical order. It may look like this: apple, banana, beetroot, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, cucumber, garlic, lemon, melon, onion, orange, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, potato, pumpkin, tomato, watermelon.

Immediate Preparation (2-3 minutes): Divide the class into halves as the following: 

Group 'Fruit': Players A, C, E, etc.

Group 'Vegetables': Players B, D, F, etc.

How to Play. Dictate your list twice. The 'Fruit' group write down only fruit, the 'Vegetables' group do only vegetables. After fininshing the dictation, Player A reads out the first word from his/her list. You and other players of the 'Fruit' group cross this word out of your lists. Then Player C reads out his/her word and so on. The player, who says the last fruit, becomes the first finalist of the game. If there are more fruit in your list, you read them out for self-control of the players. Next you hold the same procedure for the'vegetables' group and determine the second finalist. To become the 'greengrocer', the finalists change the vocabulary categories and take turns to say corresponding words. If the last word is said by the first finalist, he/she wins the game. If it is said by the second finalist, he/she should say one more word to become the 'greengrocer'.