Issue 249 - Word game

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Vocabulary: Words related to games

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Word game

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Word game

You need:

Instructions:

1. Draw three horizontal lines and three vertical lines to make a table of four rows and four columns.

2. Write three categories: “colours”, “fruit and vegetables” and “verbs” in the first column, in rows 2, 3, and 4.

3. Write the numbers “4”, “5” and “6” at the top, in the second, third and fourth columns.

4. You have three minutes to play the game.

5. Write three words for each category: a word with four letters, a word with five letters and a word with six letters.

6. You get one point for each word with the correct number of letters. If you have the same word as another player, you and the other player get zero points for that word. If the spelling of the word is incorrect, you also get zero points for that word. The winner is the player with the most points.

Repeat the game with other categories; for example, “countries”, “transport” and “sports”. Write more categories to continue playing!

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Word game

Read and listen to the instructions. Then answer the questions in the Comprehension section.

Word game

You will need:

Instructions:

1. Draw three horizontal lines and three vertical lines to make a table of four rows and four columns.

2. Write the three categories “clothes”, “restaurants” and “travelling” in the first column, in rows 2, 3, and 4.

3. Write the numbers “4”, “6” and “7” along the top row, in the second, third and fourth columns.

4. You have three minutes to play each round of the game: set a timer.

5. Fill in the table by writing three words for each category: a word with four letters, one with six letters and one with seven letters.

6. You get one point for each word with the correct number of letters. If you have the same word as another player, you both get zero points for that word. If you spell the word incorrectly, you also get zero points for that word.

7. Use different categories for the next round. For example, “hobbies”, “shops” and “weather”. You can also use different numbers if you want. The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game.

Write more categories to continue playing!

Now answer the questions in the Comprehension section.

Comprehension: Check your understanding

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Word game

Read and listen to the instructions. Then answer the questions in the Comprehension section.

Word game

You will need:

Instructions (two players or more):

1. Draw three horizontal lines across a page and three vertical lines over them to create a table comprising four rows and four columns.

2. Each player writes three categories, such as “the human body”, “feelings and emotions” and “shapes and textures”, on individual pieces of paper, folds them and puts them in a bowl.

3. One player chooses three letters of the alphabet; for example, “A”, “D” and “T”, and all the players write them at the top of their tables, in the second, third and fourth columns.

4. Another player picks three pieces of paper from the bowl and reads out the three categories. The players write them in the first column, in rows 2, 3, and 4, of their tables.

5. Set a timer for three minutes to play each round of the game.

6. Fill in as many cells of the table as possible within the time limit by writing three words for each category, beginning with the letter stipulated for that column.

7. You get one point for each word. If you have the same word as another player, you both get zero points for that word. A player can contest another player’s word if she or he thinks it’s spelled incorrectly or doesn’t belong to the category. If the challenging player is proved right, they win a point and the other player loses one; but if the challenge is unfounded then the challenger loses a point.

8. Continue to play rounds until there are no categories left in the bowl. Players take it in turns to choose the letters for each round. The winner is the player with the most points at the end of the game.

Write more categories to play another game!

Now answer the questions in the Comprehension section.

Comprehension: Check your understanding

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Interview: listen to more about the topic

Think about your answers to the following questions. Then listen to somebody answering the same questions. Were your answers similar?

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