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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Present Simple


This game is designed to help new classmates to get to better know each other, while playing, in first lessons.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 9-11 y.o.

Number of Participants: 6-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Hall.

Equipment: Chairs by the number of players.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes). First put the chairs in a circle, facing the centre. Next invite the players to sit down on them.  

How to Play. You say, e.g.: 'Who's ten years old, change your flats!' Each player, who is ten, stands up and takes the next free seat counterwise. Your following commands may be like these: 'Who's got a dog, change your flats!', 'Who can play basketball, change your flats!' and so on. There is no winner in this game, but icebreaking effect is great!