Games for ESL Teaching

Unidentified Object

Subject: Comparatives + Vocabulary


Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Beginner

Recommended Age: 10+

Number of Participants: 4-12 players

Time: 15-20 minutes

Place: Any

Equipment: Not required

Materials: Not required

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation: (2-3 minutes).

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

2. Think of an object, which name is known to all the students in the class.

How to Play. A typical game might start something like this:

Player А: Is it an apple?

You: No, it's bigger than an apple.

Player B: Is it a tree?

You: No, it's smaller than a tree.

and so on right around the circle.

The player, who guesses the object, gets one point and becomes the leader of the next round. The game continues right around the circle as long as each player, at least once, acts as a leader. At the end of the activity, the number of points, accumulated by the participants during the whole competition, is counted up. The player, who gets the most points in total, becomes the winner of the game.