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Ideas for English Lessons


Innermost Words

Subject: There is + Vocabulary


This game is based on real statistics.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 18+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / a marker.

Preliminary Preparation (3-5 minutes). Copy for yourself the following list of words:

 love, life, heart, soul, eyes, song, happy, sad, I, you.


Immediate Preparation (3-5 minutes). First tell the players, that analysing some thousand songs in different languages showed, that 10 words occur in them most of all. Next ask the players to guess these words.

How to Play. The game may start like this:

Player A: Is there 'love' in this list?

You: Yes, of course!

Player A gets 1 point and you write 'love' on the left side of the board.

Player B: Is there 'world' in this list?

You: No, there isn't.

You write 'world' on the right side of the board.

and so on.

The game lasts as long as all the list has been revealed. At the end, the gained points are counted up. The winner is the player to get the most points in total.