The #1 …. (conversation game)
** Not your ordinary, endless list – just what’s number 1.
There are many conversational games but I have found none so popular and powerful as “Pass the Paper”.
What is it? Basically, the students are in a group with one crumpled piece of paper among them. The music plays and they “Pass the Paper” . When the music stops, the one with the paper must do something preset by the teacher. It can be many things.
1. Answer the question on the ppt.
2. Do something the group asks.
3. Answer a question the group asks (with target language the teacher has on the board. ie. Have you ever ……?)
4. Finish a sentence or expression on the powerpoint.
I’ve used this game to good effect at workshops as an icebreaker. See below and example of the many available in our resources.
Try “Pass the Paper”, it really lowers the affective filter of students and gets them relaxed and learning English without even knowing it!