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President

Subject: Modal verbs

 

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. Write an election programme of 5 items, using modal verbs, e.g.:

1. Animal hunting must be prohibited.

2. Drug advertising have to be banned.

3. Littering the streets should be fined.

4. School kids don't have to wear a uniform.

5. People under 21 mustn't get a driving licence.

Immediate Preparation (5-7 minutes). In the first round, this is you, who plays a president. For that, ask the players to clap, if they liked your 'election promise'.  Then you read out the first sentence. As a result, you get as many points as the number of clapping players. Next read out the second item of your 'election programme' and so on. After ending your 'election speech', ask each player to make a similar programme. 

How to Play. When everyone is ready, Player A stands in front of the class to give his/her 'election speech' and so on. The game lasts as long as all the 'candidates' read out their 'election programmes'. The 'president' is the player to get the most points (and this can be you!).