Tried and tested (and approved!) games and activities to help English learning.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Add a Word

Level: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

Skills: speaking.

Topic: grammar / vocabulary.

Materials: none.

Time: 5 to 15 minutes.

The object of this game is to build up a story with each student contributing one word at a time. Good for gauging individual student's pronunciation problems.

The first student begins by saying one word; the second student adds another word; and so on, gradually building up a story. Students can add 'period', signalling the end of a sentence if it is appropriate. The ones who could not come up with a suitable word or take too much time are out of the game.

  • Student 1: One
  • Student 2: Day
  • Student 3: Charlie
  • Student 4: Saw
  • Student 5: A
  • Student 6: Gorilla
  • Student 7: Walking
  • Student 8: Down
  • Student 9: The
  • Student 10: Street
  • Student 11: [Period]
  • Student 12: 'Hello'
  • Student 1: Said
  • Student 2: Charlie... (And so on).

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