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Secret List

Subject: There is + Vocabulary


Skills: Speaking, Writing.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Participants Number: 6-12 players.

Time: 20-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation (5-7 minutes): Make a list of 10 things, which you can find, e.g. in a park. It may look like this: bench, bird, bush, dog, flower, fountain, grass, path, playground, tree.

Immediate Preparation (1-2 minutes): Ask the players to guess the words in your list.

How to Play. The game may start like this:

Player A: Is there 'tree' in your list?

You: Yes, there is.

Player A gets 1 point and you write 'tree' on the board.

Player B: Is there 'gate' in your list?

You: No, there isn't.

and so on.

When all your list is revealed, distribute among the players the following public places: beach, cafe, chemist, hospital, hotel, office, school, supermarket, theatre, train station, etc. Next each player makes his/her own list, similar to yours. When everyone is ready, Player A comes to the board and leads the second round. The game lasts as long as all the 'secret lists are disclassified'. The winner is the player to get the most points.