Activity

2 Truths, 1 Lie: JHS 1

A classic game you can edit to practice many grammar points! Students write truths and lies about themselves and then tell each other 2 truths and 1 lie. The listener must guess the lie!

This has been shared before many times, but I thought I would share my printout aimed at JHS 一年生! I did it after summer vacation as a review of the grammar points we learned in the first term.

*** Lesson Plan ***

  1. Explain the title of the game and make sure students understand and can pronounce the words "truth" and "lie".
  2. Begin with an example where you tell your students 2 truths and 1 lie about you. It's best to prepare your example ahead. You should use the grammar points you expect from your students. Students (or your co-teacher) should guess the lie! Then, give your co-teacher a chance to do their example. It helps students to see it twice.
  3. Then explain that in each column, students will right truths and lies about themselves using the grammar points. You can give them as much or as little support as you think they need (i.e. access to an online dictionary, textbooks, etc). Remind students that they should keep their writing a secret so as not to spoil the game. I give my students a set time to write (around 10-15 minutes).
  4. When students finish writing, explain how to play as follows: ① Janken to see who is first. ② Winner of Janken tells 2 truths and 1 lie about yourself. ③ Loser guesses which is the lie. ④ When the guess is correct, switch! ⑤ Play again if you have time, then we will change pairs.

Change pairs as many times as you time allows! Walk around to make sure students understand and are using English.
At the end of class, call on volunteers or random students to read their 2 truths and 1 lie to you and your co-teacher. Together, guess their answers!

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Submitted by janeenmp August 31, 2023 Estimated time: 45 minutes

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