No answers allowed is a great warm up for English conversation classes. It is quite an old game, and is sometimes a drinking game, but it can also work a conversation class starter game.
|Time:||5 - 10 minutes|
|Level:||Conversation class - mid level+|
|Works with:||Practicing questions|
|Class size:||Small to large|
You will need:
- Someone asks someone else a question. How this goes is up to you, whether it is around the circle, teacher to student, random, pass the ball, pairs, groups, etc.
- The person who is asked the question must attempt to give some kind of response, but the response must be in the form of a question.
For example, "Are you a man?" might get a response:
Do you think I am a woman?
Have you seen me use the women's toilets?
Am I wearing a dress?
Do I sound like a man? etc...
If the person answers without using a question, they are "out". Keep going while it stays interesting for as long as you want.
- Keep the questions simple.
- Start out with everyone asking just you questions to demonstrate. See if they can catch you out, then let the game begin with everyone.
- If you are the only one asking questions, ask everyone the same question and make everyone give a different answer (for advanced).
- Try this as a pair activity, where the questions go back and forth.
- Try it with one person standing (as the target), and they have to field 10 (or any number of) questions from the floor without giving a straight answer. If they do, they "win". Next person.