Ideas for English Lessons

Boys & Girls

Subject: There is

 

This game is designed specially for helping you and your new students to get to know and to faster memorize their names on the first day of class.

Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Beginner

Recommended Age: 8-10 y.o.

Number of Participants: 6-12 players

Time: 15-20 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 sitting or standing in a circle or a semi-circle.  

How to Play. Before starting the competition, explain to the children that the boys are going to guess the names of the girls, and the girls are going to guess the names of the boys. For example, Player A (a boy) stands up and asks: 'Is there Kristina in the class?'. If one of the girls answers: 'Yes, there is. I'm Kristina!', Player A gets one point. If two girls respond, Player A gets two points and etc. Then it is Player B, whose turn to ask and so on. If a boy asks for a pair name, e.g. Alex, only the girls, whose name is Alex, answer and vice versa. The game continues around the circle as long as all the names have been revealed. 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.