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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Phonetics + Vocabulary + Spelling


Skills: Writing.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 10+

Participants Number: 4-12 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: A set of Alphabet flash cards; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (1-2 munites): Put the cards face down on your desk.

How to Play. Player А comes to your desk and takes any card. Let us say, this is the letter H. Then he/she draws a brick at the top of the board. Next he/she inscribes in it any one-syllable word, beginning with this letter, e.g.'help'. As a result, he/she gets 1 point and returns to his/her place. Afler that, Player B comes to the board, draws 2 bricks under the first one and inscribes any two-syllable word, beginning with the same letter, e.g.'hap-py'. Тhereby Player B gets 2 points.

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

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

Player E draws 5 bricks, inscribes 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 are out. The winner is the player to get the most points.