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I Am Game

 

SUBMITTED BY: Matt Baumgartner

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: My childhood memories that has been Japanized for your pleasure

EDITED BY: Fiona Steele

GRAMMAR: 'Who' Questions

EXAMPLE: Who is that girl? Who are they? Who am I?

DATE ADDED: Nov 6, 2007

 

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students present a description of a classmate for other students to identify.

 MATERIALS NEEDED:

  •  IAmGame  worksheet
  • Small, blank slips of paper: Make the slips of paper and get them ready along with the box. Print out the worksheets and cut them in half.
  • A small box

 

DETAILED EXPLANATION:

  1. Give each student a blank slip of paper.
  2. Tell them to write their full name on it (either in English or Japanese).
  3. Collect the slips of paper with the names on them and then put them into the box.
  4. Randomly redistribute the slips of paper and give each student a worksheet.
  5. The students must circle girl/boy on the worksheet, according to their slip of paper. They must complete the 'description' line with something like “He is tall”, “She is short”, “He is friendly”, etc. For the second line the students are to think of something their classmate likes, such as “he likes apples”, “she likes video games”, “he likes baseball”, etc. For the third line, it can be anything random, anything they want to use to describe that person, like “he eats natto”, “she is weird”, “he likes UFOs”, etc.
  6. When the students have completed the worksheet they may present their mystery person to the class. The presenting student stands up (either where their seat is or at the front of the class), and reads the first clue aloud. If a student can figure out who it is they get a stamp/point/reward. If no one can figure it out then the presenting student goes on to their second clue, and sees if anyone can guess who it is. If no one can figure it out after all three clues have been read, then the presenting student reads the name and they get a point/stamp/reward.

 

VARIATIONS:

  • You can also use celebrities, famous people, teachers etc.
  • You can also adjust the grammar point a little to say: “Who’s this boy/girl?” or “That’s ____”.

 

TEACHING SUGGESTIONS:

  • It important to explain before play starts about who gets stamps and who doesn’t when someone is presenting. This will keep everyone’s interest alive and the kids will write their clues appropriately.
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    Students should also use the target grammar when presenting, ie, “I am a boy/girl. I am __(tall)___, who am I?” When guessing, students should answer, “He’s/She’s ______”. Don't reward points unless the target grammar is used!

 TIPS/CAUTIONS:

  • Don’t let the kids say mean things about their classmates. This might hurt feelings.
  • Don’t let the kids take too long in writing their clues. The sentences they use should be very simple, limited to what they already know. If they are required to write something very complex, it will take a long time for them to write them.

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