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Silent Movie

Subject: Spelling

 

This is an original version of the popular Word Chain game. Its difference from the classic variant is the players do not say words, but mime them.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 10+

Participants Number: 4-12 players.

Time: 15-25 minutes.

Place: Any.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation:  Not required.

Immediate Preparation: Not required.

How to Play. Player A stands in front of the class. You say a staring word, e.g.:'Light!'. Player A thinks of a word, beginning with the letter T, and mimes it. The other players try to guess the word like this:

Player В: Is it 'train'?

Player А: No, it isn't.

Player C: Is it 'taxi'?

Player А: No, it isn't.

Player D: Is it 'tram'?

Player А: Yes, it is.

Thereby Player D gets 1 point, stands in front of the class and mimes a word, beginning with the letter M. Now this is Player E'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, acts as the leader. The winner is the player to get the most points.