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Pyramid

Subject: Phonetics + Vocabulary + Spelling

 

Skills: Writing.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 10+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: A set of alphabet flashcards; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / a marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (2-3 munites). Put the cards, turned face down, on your desk.

How to Play. First Player А comes to your desk and takes a flashcard. Let us consider the letter H. Next he/she draws a brick at the top of the board. Then he/she writes in it any one-syllable word, beginning with the given letter, e.g.'help'. As a result, Player A gets 1 point. Afler that, Player B comes to the board, draws 2 bricks under the first one and writes in them any two-syllable word, beginning with the same letter, e.g.'hap-py'. Тhereby Player B gets 2 points.

Player С draws 3 bricks, writes in them any three-sylable word, e.g.'ho-li-day' and gets 3 points.

Player D draws 4 bricks, writes in them any four-sylable word, e.g.'he-li-cop-ter' and gets 4 points.

Player E draws 5 bricks, writes in them any five-sylable word, e.g.'hip-po-po-ta-mus' and gets 5 points.

If Player F can not find a six-syllable word, beginning with the letter H, he/she takes another card, wipes the pyramid off the board and starts to 'build' a new one. The game lasts as long as all the cards have been used. At the end, the gained points are counted up. The winner is the player to get the most points in total.