Ideas for English Lessons

Roulette

Subject: Storytelling + Cardinal numbers

 

Skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening

Level: Pre-Intermediate

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players

Time: 20-25 minutes

Place: Classroom

 

Equipment: 

- An English dictionary

- A black- or whiteboard

Materials: A piece of chalk or a marker

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation (5-10 minutes):

1. First, the players take it in turns to say a number, and you open the corresponding page of the dictionary. Next, you write on the board the first word on this page, known to all the students in the class.

2. When there are 10-15 words on the board, you ask each player to make up a short story in their notebook, using all of them. 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 the players to take it in turns reading aloud their essays. The player, whose story is considered to be the best, becomes the winner of the game. If necessary, you can invite the players to vote.