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Act Out a Sentence (Game)

by Ramin Hosseinpour Milaghardan | 26 May 2021
Resource Description: This is a game that I have developed for practice of the target language. You can adapt this game to different levels, practice grammar, vocabulary, phrases, structures and chunks of the target language. 
Audience: Adult, Elementary, Secondary, Teacher Training
Audience Language Proficiency: Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Duration: 15 Minutes
Materials and Technology: The description of how to do the game is very comprehensive. Needless to say, you should plan your game, the topic and subject that you want to review with your class carefully.
Objective(s): In this game learners will practice the target language. They will have fun with language learning. The game can involve all kinds of the learners. Speaking and communication skills will be developed through doing this game.  
Outcome(s): This game will let the learners have fun, take a break from class, communicate in a different way and practice the target language.
Activity Description:

How to do it:

Ask the learners to line up and stand in a straight line and all of them face a direction one after another. Write a sentence like “I am eating a hamburger” on a piece of paper. Show the sentence to the learner at the front of ‎the line, with no words or sounds. Everyone else will have their backs ‎turned to you, except for the ‎learner at the front.‎ Learner A who is reading the paper should not ask any questions or talk. Learner A turns her back to you, taps learner B on the shoulder. As learner B turns around learner A starts acting out the sentence using no words and learner B only watches. After learner A is done, learner B taps learner C on the shoulder asks him /her to watch her imitating learner A. The cycle will go on until the last learner watches the person before him acting. The last learner has to guess what the sentence was. The last player says the word or phrase aloud so that everyone can hear how much it has changed from the first person at the beginning of the line.

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TESOL Interest Section: English as a Foreign Language