This amazing simple game is great for practising open and closed question formation as well as general speaking fluency and has the ability to turn a stern, serious businessman into a giggling 5 year old.
The aim of the game is to avoid saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ (and to make others say ‘yes’ or ‘no’).
Time: 10 – 20 minutes
Preparation: Zero (you need some blank/scrap paper)
Level: Pre-intermediate – Advanced
Happy students: ***
- Tell students to tear out 5 pieces of paper. Students write their initials on each piece of paper
- Explain that they have to ask each other questions but they must not answer with ‘yes’ or ‘no’
- If a student says ‘yes’ or ‘no’, they have to give one of their bits of paper to the student who they are speaking to
- Set a time limit of 10 minutes (or how long you wish)
- The person with the most pieces of paper at the end is the winner