An activity based on riddles to make learning English fun!
Thanks to David in Penang for this activity:
- To get students thinking
- To have fun using English
- To foster team work and stop children just calling out and attention-seeking. If they don’t confer about the answers, they could easily lose their chance to win. You might have to allocate a secretary / representative for each team to speak on their behalf.
- Explain the game clearly.
- Divide the class into teams of up to 6 students each.
- As you read each clue to the riddles out, teams can guess what the answer is. If they are correct after one clue they score 5 points; after two clues, 4 points, and so on.
- If a team gives the incorrect answer, they cannot have another try until the next riddle.
Students could prepare more of their own riddles for homework to be used in subsequent games.
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Teenagers: Warmers: Riddles