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HOW MUCH WILL YOU BET?
Go to image of playing cards.
The idea from this game came from a Spanish
television programme. The version in the graphic
image is suitable for a lower intermediate class. However if you like
the idea you could adapt it to any level. It works much better in small
multilingual groups because all the negotiations have to be carried out
HOW TO PLAY
Divide the class into two teams. Cut the bet cards up and put them at the
of the class. You will need some "money" to play this game. If you have a lot
of time you could make some fake money, however lines made on the blackboard
are just as good.
The object of the game is to win bets by completing tasks in
English. Team A turn over the first card. It says "say the alphabet backwards.
1 mistake permitted". Team A must decide how much they will bet that they can
do the task. They must bet a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 5. If they bet 5 they
must do it straight away but if for example team A bet 2 team B have the opportunity
to raise the stakes.
If they do raise the stakes they must do what it says on
the card straight away. If a team does the task correctly they win their stake
back and the other team must give them the same amount as the stake. If they
don't manage to do it they must give their stake to the other team. The team
with most money at the end wins.
Some of the cards say "Guess something" This normally means that one team
knows the answer and the other team must ask them questions to find the answer.
The team who knows can only say "yes" "no" or "not important"
Try to involve both teams in the tasks as much as possible with the teacher
just acting as a referee.
JOHN AND SARAH FREE MATERIALS (C) 1996