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Ideas for English Lessons


Olympic Torch

Subject: Countries vs Nationalities


This is an original version of the popular Word Chain game.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Participants Number: 4-12 players.

Time: 10-15 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (3-5 minutes). Write on the board, e.g.:

A Greek athlete carried the Olympic torch to Italy.

An Italian athlete carried the Olympic torch to Spain.

Ask the players to continues this chain orally.

How to Play. The game may start like this:
Player A: A Spanish athlete carried the Olympic torch to France.

Player B: A French athlete carried the Olympic torch to Germany.

and so on.

A player, who made a mistake or can not name a new country, leaves the game, which  lasts as long as only the winner remains.