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Fortune Telling


SUBMITTED BY: Raegina Taylor


EDITED BY: Sean Whelan

GRAMMAR: Futrue Tense Verb   

EXAMPLE: I will try to do my homework.  

DATE ADDED: Aug 16, 2007 


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


35-50 min.

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OUTLINE: Students tell their fortunes by selecting people, places and things they want, and then narrowing the possibilities by playing a game.



  •  FortuneTelling attachments
  • An A3 blow-up or transparency of the ‘Fortune Telling’ worksheet



  1. Hand out the worksheets, and have the students form pairs.
  2. Go through an example of the activity with the JTE using the A3 blowup or transparency.
  3. How to play:
    • Working individually, have the students fill-in the underlined parts of the questions on the Fortune Telling Sheet. Encourage the students to write in English, and to ask a teacher if they don’t know how to spell a word.
    • Students play Janken to decide who asks the questions. The losing student answers using Fortune Telling Sheets 1,2 and/or 3
      • Student 1: What car will you drive?
      • Student 2: I will drive a Toyota Surf. I will drive a Nissan RX5.
    • Student 1 asks questions, writing student 2’s answers in the blanks on their Fortune Telling sheet. Student 1 continues asking questions until all the blanks are filled-in.
    • Once complete, student 2, with their eyes closed, puts their pen on the start point in the hexagon (see image above). Student 1 says, “GO,” and student 2 draws a continuous circle within the hexagon.
    • When student 2 says, “STOP,” student 1 must lift their pen and open their eyes.
    • Both students count the number of times the lines of the circle intersect with an imaginary horizontal line in the hexagon. This is represented by the red line in the diagram to the left. In this example there are 6.
    • While counting, student 1 must cross out every 6th answer on the Fortune Telling sheet. Every sixth person, place or thing is crossed out until only one remains in each category. This is student 2’s fortuneStudent 1 reads student 2 his/her fortune.
  4. Students change places and do the activity again.
  5. Once complete, students write about each other’s fortunes.



  • Once the activity is complete, students can write about each other’s fortunes, or alternatively, exchange sheets and write about their own.



  • This can be quite a confusing activity. To have the students understand, do an entire run through on the chalkboard with the JTE.

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