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Ideas for English Lessons


World News

Subject: Storytelling + Spelling + Countries


Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening.

Level: B1

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players.

Time: 30-40 minutes.

Place: Classroom.

Equipment: Board.

Materials: A piece of chalk / a marker.

Preliminary Preparation: Not required.

Immediate Preparation (10-15 minutes). First you ask the players, e.g.:'What country is Vienna the capital of?' The player to first call out:'Austria!', comes to the board. Next he/she writes words, beginning with each letter of this country name like this:

Austria: actor, umbrella, salad, ticket, river, interview, armchair

Then you ask the same question with another capital and so on. When each player has got a country, ask them to make up news from it in their notebook, using all the words, written by them on the board.

How to Play. After everyone is ready, the players take it in turns to read out their essays. The winner is the player, whose news is considered to be the best. If necessary, you can invite the players to vote.