Chain game

Knowledge required: Questions & answers; verb paradigms


Equipment required: Nothing


Useful as: Drilling activity


How to play the game: The first person starts by asking a question to their neighbour, e.g. "¿Cómo te llamas?".   The neighbour answers: "Me llamo James" and then turns to their neighbour with the same question, "¿Cómo te llamas?".   The pupils form a question and answer chain around the class.   The game finishes when the very first student answers the question that they originally asked!   The game can timed and the objective is then to beat the previous time.   Mispronunciation can incur penalty points.



The class can be divided into two equal teams where the objective is to beat the other team's time.

The questions could be varied (e.g. ¿Cómo te llamas?, ¿Cuántos años tienes?, ¿Qué tal?) but the sequence needs to be kept short as this is a drilling activity.

The games works very well with grammar where each child has to repeat the whole paradigm of a particular verb.