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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Vocabulary + Spelling + Alphabet


Skills: Speaking.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 7-9 y.o.

Participants Number: 3-5 players.

Time: 30-40 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: A small box; Pieces of chalk of different colour for each plyer.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (10-15 minutes): Draw two houses about 1 m wide and 10 m apart. Provide each child with a piece of chalk. Then ask them to draw winding paths about 0.1 m wide from one house to the other. When everything has been ready, all the pieces of chalk are put in the box. Next you take them out one by one, writing vocabulary categories, e.g.: 'Family'– with red chalk, 'Jobs'– with blue, 'Countries' – with green and so on.

How to Play. Player A, without looking, takes a piece of chalk out of the box. For example, this is blue. Then he/she stands within the first house at the beginning of the blue path. Next he/she calls out, e.g.: 'Hairdresser!' Afterwards, he/she steps on the blue path, putting the heel close to the house and shouting out: H!'. Then he/she takes another step, putting the heel of the other foot close to the toe of the first one and pronouncing: 'A!', and so on until all the word has been spelt. Now it is Player B’s turn to take a chalk and so on. When each child has his/her go, Player A calls out the second word of the given category and so on. The winner is the first child to get the second house.