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Ideas for English Lessons


New Year's Resolutions

Subject: Future Simple


This game is specially designed for the last lesson before New Year.

Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening.

Level: B1

Recommended Age: 18+

Participants Number: 4-8 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation. Think of a superstar and write 3 New Year's resolutions for him/her, e.g.:

a) I'll never exceed the speed limits.

b) I'll never kick a row in hotels.

c) I'll never break paparazzi's cameras.

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes). Read out 'your resolutions' to the players and ask them to guess in turns 'who you are'. The players, who guessed the celebrity, get 1 point. Next ask each player to think of a star and write 3 New Year's resolutions for him/her. 

How to Play. When everyone is ready, Player A reads out 'his/her celebrity's resolutions' and the others take turns to guess who it is. The game lasts as long as all the stars are revealed. The winner is the player to get the most points.