Classroom Games for Pre-Intermediate Students


Subject: Relative clauses


Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Recommended Age: 16+

Participants Number: 4-12 players

Time: 15-25 minutes

Place: Any

Equipment: Not required

Materials: Not required

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation: If possible, arrange the game participants so that they are aitting or standing in a circle or a semi-circle.

How to Play. In the first round, it is you, who play the Alien. A typical role-play might start something like this:

You (addressing to Player А): What's an airport?

Player А: This is a place where planes land and take off.

As a result of a correct answer, Player А gets one point.

You (addressing to Player В): What are planes?

Player В: They are machines that can fly.

As a result of a correct answer, Player В gets one point.

You (addressing to Player С): What are machines?

If Player С cannot answer, invite them to come and stand in front of the other students in the group. Now it is their turn to act as an alien in the second round. This time, it is Player D, whose turn to ask the first question and so on. The game contunues around the circle as long as each player, at least once, takes the role of Alien. At the end of the activity, the number of points, accumulated by each participant during the whole competition, is counted up. The player, who gets the most points in total, becomes the winner of the game.