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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+

Number of Participants: 4-8 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation (5-7 minutes). Think of a superstar and write 3 New Year's resolutions for him/her like this:

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 take it in turns guessing 'who you are'. After everyone has given his/her opinion, you say the right name. The players to guess the celebrity get 1 point. Next ask each player to think of a star and write 3 New Year's resolutions for him/her in their notebook. 

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