Ideas for English Lessons

Manchester

Subject: Spelling + Vocabulary

 

Skills: Speaking, Listening, Reading

Level: Beginner

Recommended Age: 10+

Number of Participants: 2-12 players

Time: 10-15 minutes

Place: Classroom

Equipment: A black- or whiteboard

Materials: A piece of chalk or a marker

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation (1-3 minutes):

1. If possible, arrange the participants in a semi-circle in front of the board.

2. Write on the board:

 

M A N C H E S T E R

 

How to Play. A typical game might start something like this:

You: I'm going to Manchester to buy a magazine.

Player А: I'm going to Manchester to buy an armchair.

Player В: I'm going to Manchester to buy a necklace.

and so on around the circle, each time naming an object, beginning with the next letter of the key word. A player, who can not find an appropriate item, drops out of the game. When the key word ends, you write on the board: 'BIRMINGHAM' and the game goes on. In the third round, you write the word 'PORTSMOUTH', in the forth one - 'CANTERBURY' and in the fifth one - 'NOTTINGHAM'. During the whole competition the nouns must not be repeated! The activity continues as long as only one student is left. This last remaining player becomes the winner of the game.