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Can I Play Janken


SUBMITTED BY: Raymond Corrigan



GRAMMAR: New Horizon's Speaking Plus 4 (grade 1)

EXAMPLECan I open the window? Sure.

DATE ADDED: March 23, 2010


15 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students try to get bingo by asking for favors/permission using `Can you/Can I...` questions.





  1. After giving the handout to students, demonstrate how to play (step 3) with the JTE on the blackboard.
  2. Explain to students that four crosses in a row make one bingo (XXXX) and four cicles in a row make one bingo (OOOO). However, a bingo line can not be a mix of crosses and circles (XXOO). Once a square is circled or crossed it can not be changed.
  3. Students walk around, find a partner and question each other:
    • A: "Can I..?/Can you..?" (fill in the '...' using the language from a square on the handout)
    • *students play Janken.*
    • If A wins, B responds: "Sure." Then, A circles (O) the square used.
    • If A loses, B responds, "Sorry." Then, A crosses out (X) the square used.
    • A and B reverse roles, do the dialogue again, and then find new partners.






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