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Twelve Months

Subject: Adverbs of frequency + Months


Skills: Speaking, Listening, Writing.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Participants Number: 4-12 players.

Time: 15-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Not required.

Preliminary Preparation: Think of a month and make a few sentences, using all adverbs of frequency, which you taught, e.g.:

This month I always wear a hat.

This month I usually read a lot.

This month I often drink hot tea.

This month I sometimes go skiing.

This month I never carry an umbrella.

Immediate Preparation. Ask the players to guess the month. 

How to Play. The game may start like this:

You: This month I always wear a hat.

Player А: Is it January?

You: No, it isn't. This month I usually read a lot.

Player B: Is it February?

You: No, it isn't. This month I often drink hot tea.

Player C: Is it December?

You: Yes, it is.

As a result, Player A gets 1 point. Next ask each player to think of a month and to describe it by your example. When everybody is ready, Player A reads out his/her first sentence. Now this is Player B's turn to make the first attempt to guess and so on. The game lasts as long as all the months are found. The winner is the player to get the most points.