Grade: all
Subject: Language

#1550. Fun with Newspapers #1

Language, level: all
Posted Tue Feb 1 21:25:54 PST 2000 by Thad Schmenk (
Matsuyama Board of Education, Japan
Materials Required: newspapers
Activity Time: 10 min
Concepts Taught: introducing yourself

Fun with the Newspapers #1.
Topic: Introductions (Game, about 10 minutes)
Prior knowledge needed:
Students must be able to use simple introduction techniques in the target language.

1. The students will practice verbally introducing themselves to others in the target language.

1. Give each student one sheet of newspaper. Make sure that all pieces are the same size.
2. Next, demonstrate for the class how to introduce yourself.
3. Then, explain the rules of the game to the students and let them play until there is a winner.

The rules to the game.
To begin, have each student stand on his/her fully opened newspaper across from his/her 1st round competitor. When the teacher says start, the students should play the game grock, papers, scissors.h The person who loses must then introduce his/herself to the winner.
After the losing persons introduce themselves, they must fold their newspapers in half. Now, students rotate and find new partners. Again, rock, paper, scissors is played and winners and losers are determined. The person who lost introduces his/herself and then folds his/her newspaper in half again.

As the game progresses, the newspapers will get smaller and smaller. When a person can no longer balance themselves for the duration of the game of grocks, paper, scissors,h he or she has lost and are out. Game continues until there is a set amount of winners or until you see fit.

Have the winner ask a question to the loser after the loser is done introducing his/herself.