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JOHN AND SARAH FREE MATERIALS (C) 1996





THE ALPHABET GAME

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How to play

The teacher chooses a letter. The students then complete the first column of the table with words which begin with that letter.

    Everyone must have played this game at some point. In my opinion this game does not have great educational value however anything that students like and makes them think in English can't be bad. This game is best played in the last 10-15 minutes of a class. Print a few copies of the game, keep them in your bag and you will always be prepared for any contingency. Sarah has a much better opinion of this game than John does.

Students work individually or in groups (better in small groups).

E.g. If the letter chosen is B, they must write an adjective beginning with A, an animal beginning with B, etc. 

TIME LIMIT:

Either set a time limit (e.g. 5 minutes) or as soon as the first people finish

 SCORING:

Each student/group gets one point for each different/unique answer.

They get two points if they think of a famous person whose name and surname begin with the letter chosen they get two points or if the word is made up of two words beginning with that letter (e.g. Broad Beans) 

VARIATIONS:

  1. Students have to think of words of one syllable, two syllables, or three syllables.
  2. Students have to think of words of two syllables (stress on first syllable), two syllables (stress on second syllable), etc.
  3. Students have to think of words beginning with vowels, consonants, etc.
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