Ideas for English Lessons


Subject: Vocabulary


This is a passive version of the popular Musical Chairs game.

Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Elementary

Recommended Age: 12+

Number of Participants: 6-12 players

Time: 15-20 minutes

Place: Any


- Recording of a short music composition;

- An orange or any similar object.

Materials: Not required

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation: (2-3 minutes).

1. Arrange the participants so that they are sitting or standing in a circle.

2. Make sure that the students are familiar with thegame of Musical Chairs. If they are not, it would be feasible to briefly explain the general rules of the classic version.

How to Play. To start the game, play the recording on and hand the orange to Player A, establishing a vocabulary category, e.g.:'Clothes!'. Player A passes the orange to Player B, saying a word of the set topic, e.g.:'Trousers!'. Player В, in their turn, hands the orange to Player C with another word of the given category and so on. A player, who is holding the orange at the exact moment when the music stops, drops out the game, giving the object back to you. To start the next round, you play the recording again, give the orange to the player, who is next to the dropped one with another vocabulary category and the orange continues its circle trip. The activity continues as long as only one participant is left. This last remaining player becomes the winner of the game.