Games for English Classes

New Year's Resolutions

Subject: Future Simple


This game is designed specially for the last lesson before New Year.

Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Recommended Age: 18+

Number of Participants: 4-8 players

Time: 20-25 minutes

Place: Classroom

Equipment: Not required

Materials: Not required

Preliminary Preparation: (5-7 minutes). Think of a superstar and write three New Year's resolutions for them. It might look something like this:

a) I'll never exceed the speed limits.

b) I'll never kick a row in hotels.

c) I'll never break paparazzi's cameras.

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes).

1. If possible, arrange the game participnats so that they are sitting in a circle or a semi-circle.

2. Read aloud 'your resolutions' to the players and ask them to take it in turns guessing 'who you are'. After everyone has given their opinion, you say the right name. The players, who guess the celebrity, get one point.

3. Invite each player to think of a star and write three New Year's resolutions for them in their notebook. Allow the students a reasonable amount of time for completing this task. While they are writing, circulate, monitor and assist, if necessary.

How to Play. When everyone has finished, bring the class to order. Afterwards, invite Player A to read aloud 'their celebrity's resolutions' and the other class to take it in turns guessing who this person is. This time, it is Player B, whose turn to read aloud their resolutions an so on. The game continues around the circle as long as all the stars have been revealed. At the end of 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.