Two Games in One - Practicing Yes / No Questions
*Players aren't allowed to see their own label, but they can view everyone else's.
*The students must ask yes/no questions to find out what their name/job is.
*They may ask one student 3 questions, then they must move to another student.
* Before the activity, explain the game you're going to play, and have the class generate some yes/no questions and write them on the board for assistance during the game.
*Some examples: Do I work inside? Am I a singer? Do I make something? Am I an actor? Do I cook? Do I use a typewriter? Am I athletic?
Students must determine what their profession is.
President Clinton, Madonna
Variation: Famous Dead People
Or, of course, use famous people from your own country your students would know....
The fun here is in giving roles that are atypical of the student - for example, give shy students an outrageous role, and give loud students an artistic role. It can be very funny!
Actor, Police Officer, Baker,
Supermodel, Doctor, Fire Fighter, Dog Catcher, President of a Company (CEO),
Astronaut, Secretary, Babysitter, Circus Performer, Movie Director, Queen
of a Country,
The fun here is in giving roles that challenge the social norms - for example,
WOMEN/GIRLS: doctor, fire fighter, police officer sumo wrestler, dog catcher;
MEN/BOYS: ballet dancer,
secretary, supermodel, babysitter, baker
It's quite amusing to the
students, and it makes a point that we still think in stereotypes!
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