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Ideas for English Lessons



Subject: Grammar

Skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading.

Level: A2

Recommended Age: 10-12 y.o.

Number of Participants: 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). First draw a circle about 5 m in diameter. Next divide it into sectors by the number of players plus one. Then write an action verb in each sector. Let us consider a class of 10 pupils, for which you should draw ‘11 spokes in the wheel’ and 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 turn face clockwise. The child, who turns out to be behind the blank 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 statement, Player A steps in this sector. Then Player B makes a sentence with the verb from the sector, just freed by Player A, and so on. All sentences should be unique, i.e. if someone has pronounced, e.g.: 'I go to school by bus!', nobody else can say, e.g.: 'I go to school by car!'. A child, who can not make an appropriate sentence, leaves the game, which lasts as long as only the winner remains.