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Weathercocks

Subject: Sides of the world

Skills: Listening.

Level: A1

Recommended Age: 9-11 y.o.

Number of Participants: 6-12 players.

Time: 15-20 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: Pieces of chalk by the number of players.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (7-10 minutes). First put the players as for exercises. Next ask each player to draw two intersecting lines and arrows at their ends. Then the players should write the letter N at the upper arrow, the letter E at the right one, the letter S at the bottom one and the letter W at the left one. Finally, ask each player to step on the intersection of their lines.

How to Play. You call out, e.g.: 'The wind is blowing from the east!' After that, the ‘weathercocks’ turn towards the W arrow. When you are sure that the players understand the rules, start the contest. In this, after each of your phrases, the player to last turn towards the right arrow or to turn towards a wrong one, leaves the game, which lasts as long as only the winner remains.

Variation. As an alternative for higher levels, you can call out, e.g.: 'The wind is blowing from the south-west!' and so on.