Ideas for English Lessons


Subject: Creative writing


Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 10-12 players

Time: 20-25 minutes

Place: Classroom

Equipment: A black- or whiteboard

Materials: A piece of chalk or a marker

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes).

1. Ask each student to find in their coursebook the first word, beginning with the letter in alphabetical order, i.e. Player A searches for the word, beginning with the letter A, Player B with B and so on. As they do it, you write the found words on the board.

2. When every word is on the board, ask each player to write an article in their notebook, using all of them. Allow them a reasonable amount of time for completing this task. While the students are writing, circulate, monitor and assist, if necessary.

How to Play. When everyone is ready, bring the class to order. Afterwards the students take it in turns to read out their articles. The winner of the game is the player, whose article is considered to be the best. If necessary, you can invite the players to vote.

Advice. Since the task takes a long time to complete, it would be more feasible to set it for homework. In this case, the game itself should be carried out in the following lesson.