Sit Down Then
A game that practises the time, telling the time and the simple past tense.
What is learnt?
Who + simple past interrogative and telling the time.
How the game is played:
Ask everybody to stand up. Tell them you are going to shout out bedtimes. When they hear the time they went to bed yesterday, they
shout 'I did' and sit down.
You start like this:
Who went to bed at two a.m.?/ Who went to bed at quarter to two?
Who went to bed at ten to two? / Who went to bed at half past one?
Continue until all the students have sat down. (You may want to introduce your students to the different ways the time is told on either side of the Atlantic.)
Get people back on their feet. Ask one of the better students to come out and run the same exercise but this time about when people got up, e.g.:
Who woke up at four thirty this morning?
Who woke up at twenty to five?
Repeat with a new question master but asking about shopping, e.g.:
Who went shopping yesterday?
Who went shopping on ... (day of the week)
Acknowledgments: Thanks to Graham.J.B. for submitting this game to us.
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