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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Modals


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

Skills: Speaking, Listening.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 12+

Number of Participants: 4-12 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). First put the chair back to the board at a distance of about 1 m from it. Next make sure, that the players are familiar with the Hot Seat game.

How to Play. First Player A sits down on the chair. Next you write on the board any public place, known to all the students in the class, e.g.'theatre'. Then the other players take it in 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 guesses. Next Player B takes the seat of the 'visotor' and you write another public place on the board. Now it is Player C's turn to say the first rule and so on. The game lasts as long as each player, at least once, acts as a visitor. The winner is the player to get the LEAST points.