Who am I? – guessing game

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Grammar - Present and Past Simple closed-ended questions

EXERCISE 2

EXERCISE 5

LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson students play an A2 guessing game which creates a lot of opportunities to use grammar in a controlled way. They practise forming yes or no questions in the present and in the past, watch two videos and play the game in pairs or groups. 

A2 / Pre‐Intermediate45 minStandard LessonPremium Plan

WARM-UP & GUESSING GAME RULES

The lesson starts with a warm-up during which students are shown a photograph and some words to discuss what the ‘Who am I?’ guessing game might be about. Then, they watch a short video about the rules of the game and do a task in which they decide if the sentences referring to the rules are true or false. 

GRAMMAR REVISION & VIDEO

In this part of the lesson, students look at a table with the verbs be, have and have got, and a category labelled other verbs. Their task is to complete the table with yes or on questions in the present and in the past for each of the categories. After that, students match question beginnings in the present with their possible endings from the box (e.g. Do I have a lot of followers on Instagram?, Am I under 40?, Am I dead?). They then watch a video of two celebrities playing the ‘Who am I?’ guessing game and decide which questions from the previous exercise were used by them. In a follow-up activity, students decide which of the rules of the guessing game the celebrities didn’t follow. 

PLAYING THE GUESSING GAME

In the last part of this lesson, students get five minutes to create as many yes or no questions as possible. They need to use phrases from the box (e.g. in my twenties, in Africa, die young, well-built, the 20th century, write). Finally, students play ‘Who am I?’. They can play this A2 guessing game in different variations: they can either choose to play in paris or in groups, to pick famous people from the provided list, or to come up with their own ideas.

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  1. KristinaPloshkina

    Very engaging lesson. Thanks a lot!

    1. Ewa

      Thank you, I’m really happy to hear that 🙂

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