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Visitor

Subject: Modal verbs

 

This is an original version of the popular Hot Seat game.

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Participants Number: 6-12 players.

Time: 15-25 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: A chair; Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / A marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (1-2 minutes): Put the chair back to the board at a distance of approximately 1 m from it, facing the class.

How to Play. Player A sits down on the chair. You write on the board a public place, e.g. 'theatre'. After that, the other players take turns to say behaviour rules for this place, and the 'visitor' tries to guess 'where he/she is'. The game may start like this:

Player В: You should keep quiet.

Player А: Am I in a library?

Player В: No, you aren't.

Player C: You must have a ticket.

Player А: Am I in a museum?

Player C: No, you aren't.

Player D: You have to take your seat.

Player А: Am I in a cinema?

Player D: No, you aren't.

Player E: You can get a programme.

Player А: Am I in a theatre?

Player В: Yes, you are.

As a result, Player A gets 4 points by the number of attepmt, made to guess the place. Next Player B takes the seat of the'visotor' and you write another public place on the board. Now this is Player C, who says the first rule and so on. The game lasts as long as each player, at least once, acts as a visitor. The winner are the players to get the LEAST points.