Guess Who

Inspired by the old board game Guess Who, students try to guess who their partner is before their partner guesses who they are. Grammar point used: present progressive

Google Slides link (or download the PDF below):

First, make sure they know what the verb "wear" means. It might be new to them.

  1. Students make pairs.
  2. The secretly choose one of the people on the sheet.
  3. They play rock, scissors, paper with their pair. The winner can ask the first question. After that, they alternate asking questions.
  4. Whoever guesses their partner's character first gets a point.
  5. I have them play for about 5-7 minutes. They can play as many rounds as they can squeeze into that time frame, and whoever has the most points is the winner.

Note: If you're wondering why all the characters I made are boys, it's because asking a question about gender would automatically cut down the characters by half and make the game too quick.
Note 2: I added the katakana of the English names to cut back on explanation time because I didn't want to have them repeat-after-me for the names.
Note 3: I am super dang proud of the pizza pieces I made. Aren't they cute???

Submitted by rebvandev January 28, 2021 Estimated time: 15-20 minutes
  1. UonumaRobert January 29, 2021

    Those pizza slices are downright adorable.

  2. rebvandev February 1, 2021

    Thank you!!

  3. Keith Miyazaki February 26, 2021

    Thanks for this! It was perfect for my very small special needs class (three boys).

  4. Keith Miyazaki February 26, 2021

    By the way: I let my three students write memos in Japanese to remember/use the clues.

  5. rebvandev March 9, 2021

    Thank you, Keith! I'm glad it worked well!

  6. Beestonian September 16, 2021

    The gender question is easily solved if you accommodate for a few different genders on the spectrum. Demiqueer, non-binary, Agender, etc

  7. Beestonian September 16, 2021

    Or, you could even have a list of pronouns on the cards other than he/she

  8. Thehungrycaterpillar April 7, 2022

    I'll give it a go!

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