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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Grammar

Skills: Reading, Speaking.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 10-12 y.o.

Participants Number: 8-12 players.

Time: 30-40 minutes.

Place: Playground.

Equipment: Not required.

Materials: A piece of chalk.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes): Draw a circle about 5 m in diameter. Divide it into sectors by number of players plus one. Write an action verb in each sector. Let us say, for a group of 10, you need to draw ‘11 spokes in the wheel’ and to write between them verbs like these: buy, do, drink, eat, give, go, make, play, sing, take and wear.

How to Play. Ask each player to take one of the sectors and to turn face clockwise. The child, who turns out to be behind the free sector (let us name him/her Player A), should make a sentence with this verb. For example, the free sector contains 'eat' and Player A calls out, e.g.: 'My cat eats ice-cream!'. If you approve this sentence, Player A steps into this sector. Then Player B makes a sentence with the verb from the sector, freed by Player A, and so on. All sentences should be unique, i.e. if someone pronounced, e.g.: 'I go to school by bus!', nobody else can say, e.g.: 'I go to school by car!'. A child, who failed to make an appropriate sentence, is out of the game, which lasts as long as only the winner remains.