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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Spelling + Alphabet


Skills: Writing, Reading.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 10+

Participants Number: 4-12 players, preferably even or multiple to 3.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (3-5 minutes): Divide the class into 2 or 3 teams. Ask the players to make a list of words, using as many letters of the alphabet as possible.

How to Play. When the teams are ready, their 'secretaries' come to the board and write their lists down on the board, e.g.:

          А                                        В                                        С

         box                                    awful                                   bus

         luck                                     dry                                 cashpoint

     fisherman                             something                               red

  __________                        __________                     __________

      16 words                              17 words                             15 words

The rivals carefully check the spelling and count the number of used letters. In the given case, by the number of letters used, Team A get 16 points, Team B - 17 and Team C - 15. So the winner is Team B.

Advice. In a class of adult learners, it is better to hold an individual competition.

This game is also a great way to usefully spend one's leisure time en route, on the beach, etc. In this case, the player competes with himself/herself, trying to find the most optimal combination.