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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Spelling + Have got


This is an original version of the popular Hangman game. The difference from the classic variant is the word is guessed as a whole, but not by letters.

Skills: Speaking, Writing.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 10+

Participants Number: 6-12 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation:  Not required.

Immediate Preparation (3-5 minutes): Pick a word, e.g. 'dream' and dtraw it with spaces on the board:

_ _ _ _ _

Next ask the players to 'pick the code to the safe', using different combinations.

How to Play. The game may start like this:

Player А: Is it 'train'?

You: No, but it's got 'r' at the same place.

After that, you write on the board:

_ r _ _ _

Player B: Is it 'dress'?

You: No, but it's got 'd' and 'e' at the same places.

After that, you write on the board:

d r e _ _

Player C: Is it 'dream'?

You: Yes, it is.

After that, you write on the board:

d r e a m

Thereby Player C gets 3 points by the number of attempt. Next he/she comes to the board and draws his/her word with spaces. Now this is Player D's turn to make the first attempt to guess the word and so on. The game lasts as long as each player, at least once, becomes the leader. The winner is the player to get the most points.