English Language Games


Subject: Questions vs Answers


Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Elementary

Recommended Age: 18+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players

Time: 20-30 minutes

Place: Any

Equipment: Not required

Materials: Not required

Preliminary Preparation: In the previous lesson, ask the students to bring a souvenir from a long trip.

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

How to Play. For starting the competition, invite Player A to come with their souvenir and stand in front of the other class. A typical game might begin something like this:

Player B: Where's it from?

Player A: It's from Sri-Lanka.

Player C: Where did you buy it?

Player A: In a gift shop.

Player D: Was it big or small?

Player A: It was a very small shop.

Player E: Was the seller a man or a woman?

Player A: This was a man.

Player F: Was he old or young?

Player A: I can't remember.

and so on around the circle.

A student gets 1 point for each correct question or answer. If Player A can not answer or the questions run out, the first round ends. This time, it is Player B, whose turn to come with their souvenir and stand in front of the other colass. Now it is Player C, whose turn to ask the first question ansd so on. The game continues around the circle as long as all their participants have told about their souvenirs. 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, become the winner of the game.