10 Questions

By asking yes/no questions, students must guess the target word or Japanese celebrity.

Submitted by Englipedia Archive

November 25, 2019

Estimated time: 15-30 min

Archived from Englipedia.
Originally submitted by Colin McCloud on Nov 22, 2007.


  • After splitting the class into teams, the ALT/JTE chooses one target word or Japanese celebrity.
  • Students guess the target word or Japanese celebrity by asking yes/no questions.
  • A 'yes' answer allows a team to ask another question. A 'no' answer and control goes to the next team. If they fail to guess after 10 questions, the answer is revealed.
  • Points are awarded to the team guessing the target word/Japanese celebrity correctly


  • To help low level students, make a print out of example questions: Are you a(n) animal/ human / sport / vegetable?
  • Then, write subcategory questions for each topic: Are you famous? Are you in this school? Are you a man or a woman? Are you Japanese? Can I eat you? Are you delicious? Are you green?
  • Any questions that elicit a yes/no answer are ok: Are you…, Can you…, Can I…, Do you… / Do I…

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