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Three Lies, One Truth

SUBMITTED BY: David Cummings

SUGGESTED TOPIC: "I want to be ~." / Occupations


BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Similar Englipedia Game

DATE ADDED: March 17, 2104




 ĉGrade 6ċ

  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓHuge Classes (40+ Students)


10-20 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This is a review game for "I want to be ~." and occupations vocabulary.  Students try to guess which one of four jobs their friends want to do.



  • Scrap paper



  1. For explanation, draw four squares on the board.  In three squares, draw pictures of jobs you don't want.  In the fourth square, draw the job you want. Make it hard to guess. 
  2. Check the understanding of each job by saying, "I want to be ~."  Tell the students that three of the jobs are lies and only one is the truth.  Explain the meaning of lies and truth if needed.
  3. The students will guess which job you truly want by saying, "You want to be ~."  Each time the students are wrong, you receive one point. 
  4. Students draw their own four jobs now. 
  5. When finished, the students will find a partner and read their four jobs back to back saying, "I want to be ~." The partner guesses which job is correct using, "You want to be ~."
  6. Just as in you demonstration, the students will get one point each time they fool their partner.
  7. When both students have finished, the students move on to find a new partner.



  • Before beginning, be sure students know the grammar well enough to say, "I want to be ~." and "You want to be ~." 
  • Encourage students to think creatively.  "I want to be a chicken."  "I want to be Doraemon." are OK sentences!
  • For writing practice, have the students write the job title instead drawing a picture. 



  • Stick to time limits for drawing.  Sometimes students can be little DaVincis. 

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