Lesson 22 – Interruptions

Warm up

  1.  to interrupt / an interruption. What does it mean?
  2. You are going to play a game called interruptions. You are going to hear a story from the teacher and you must ask lots of questions to stop the teacher from finishing his/her story.

Main Activity

  1. Create groups of four.
  2. Look at the set of cards
  3. The rules:
    – When you say Go, one person must talk for two minutes about the subject on the card. The others must ask questions to stop them finishing. With strong classes, you can make it three minutes.
    – If the speaker finishes the story, or if the group run out of questions before two minutes, then the speaker wins.
    – If the speaker has not finished after two minutes, or if the group are still asking questions, then the speaker loses.
    If the speaker wins, they keep the card; if not, they put it on the bottom of the pile.
    – The winner is the person with the most cards at the end.
  4. The teacher will decide who starts. Take a card.
  5. Start when the teacher tells you to start. When the time is up the teacher will shout Stop.
  6. The player on the left of the speaker chooses another card, and the process is repeated. The activity will stop before all the cards are gone.
Where did you go and what did you do on your last holiday?What happened on your first day of school?
Tell everyone the story of the last film you saw.Tell everyone the story of the last book you read.
Tell everyone the story of your favorite film.Tell everyone the story of your favorite book.
What was the happiest day of your life? What happened and what did you do?
What is the most interesting place you have ever been to and what did you do there?
What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?Who is your favorite person in history and what did they do?
What is the most interesting experience you have ever had?
What is the strangest thing you have ever seen?

Follow up

  • the winners to come to the front. They are going to find the champion.
  • Each winner takes a card. If they have had the card already, they take a different one. With small classes, they may have seen all the cards so you may need to think of other things for them to talk about.
  • Those who finish take another card and repeat the process until only one student remains.


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