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

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fortune Teller

Level: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced.

Skills: speaking.

Topic: grammar.

Materials: none.

Time: 5 to 15 minutes.

The goal here is the students to pretend they are a fortune teller and predict someone's future. Also, to pretend they want to have their fortune told by going to a fortune-teller. 

Pairs face each other throughout the room. Students A of each pair is the fortune teller. Students B are having their fortune told. Student A takes the hand of Student B and looks searchingly. Student B asks questions: "Will I be rich?" Student A improvises answers... "Yes, you will be very rich, but only if you marry an ugly woman!" "Where will I be living twenty years from now?" "Who will I marry?"

Fortune tellers can also volunteer information without waiting for a question.

For the more advanced, after the basic game is played, reported or indirect speech can be practiced by asking each player in the pair what the fortune teller told them. One pair can ask another, and the second pair can report to the whole class. 


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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Rafael. Glad the activity was deemed useful. Come around more often!


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