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SUBMITTED BY: Patrick Bickford

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: An ALT website in Miyazaki


DATE ADDED: Apr 30, 2008


  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


05-15 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students help the ALT guess the words written on the chalkboard.


  1. The ALT takes a seat at the front of the class with their back to the chalkboard and the JTE writes a word on the board. I suggest a current word the students have recently studied.
  2. The students must give the ALT clues to help him/her guess the word. A one-word clue earns 1-point for the team, a whole sentence earns 2-points.



  • Give bonus points for the team that gives the last clue before the ALT guesses correctly.
  • Once the ALT guesses, have a student take the ALT's place.

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