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 WarmupSit Down

SUBMITTED BY: Natasha Anders



DATE ADDED: Apr 16, 2008


  Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓBad/Misbehaved ClassesÕ


10-20 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: This variation of Englipedia's Criss-Cross game has students listening intently to easy questions in hopes to sit down.


  1. Students work in groups or rows.
  2. Have everybody stand up and ask a question. The first student to answer correctly in sentence form may sit down.
  3. The first team to have all members sitting down is the winning team.
  4. Stop the game when there are 3-4 students left standing. This removes the humiliation factor of being the last one standing.
  5. This is a quick response activity so all the questions should be easy. Here are some suggestions:
    • What’s your name
    • How old are you?
    • Do you have a dog?
    • What is your favourite sport?
    • When is your birthday?
    • What is your favourite song?
    • What is your father’s name?
    • Do you have brothers or sisters?
    • What is mokuyobi in English?
    • What were you doing on Sunday?
    • What is your favourite subject?
    • How do you come to school?
    • What is your hobby?
    • What is your favourite colour?
    • What will you do on Saturday?
    • What time will you go home today?
    • What is your mother’s name?
    • What is sumimasen in English?
    • What is your favourite animal?
    • Do you like summer or winter?
    • What kind of ice cream do you like?
    • What is hachi gatsu in English?
    • Can you play the piano?
    • What will you do after school?


  • If you use a point system, reward all groups that finish. A good system is to give 4-5 points/stamps for first place, 3-2 for second and 1 for the rest of the groups. Have the JTE watch the kids to see whose hand goes up first! Students get very competitive and because the questions are easy, hands go up almost simultaneously, so it can be difficult to tell who was first. Have them play janken in the event of a tie.

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