Twenty Questions

Since it's important for your English lessons to include a variety of activities that get your students actively involved in the lesson, you can try this fun game called Twenty Questions.

This game is especially good for when you are working with new students as an icebreaker. But it is also very adaptable, and you can use it with any vocabulary or grammar that you are currently working on.

Twenty questions can be played in different ways.

First, create a list of questions for your students to answer. If they are more difficult questions, you can use less than twenty.

If you want to practice vocabulary, ask questions that will get your students to use the words they are learning.

For example, imagine you are working with jobs and professions. You could ask:
  • When you were young, what was your dream job?
  • What is the best job you ever had?
  • What do the people in your family do for a living?
You can do the same thing with different grammar topics. 

For example, if you are working with the present perfect tense:
  • What is the best concert you have ever been to?
  • How many times have you had English class this week?
And so on. If you want, you can have the students work in groups and share their answers, or you can work as a larger group. Maybe you can collect all the sheets and have your students guess who gave each answer.

Use this activity however you want. Your students will have fun and learn at the same time!

Check out the teaching center for more tips and ideas!