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There is a commercial children's game called "Guess Who" out there that is a process of elimination game. Each player has a grid in front of them that has about 25 faces on individual flip down frames. There are also a group of loose cards that match with the faces on the grids. Each player chooses one of the cards. The object of the game is to determine which character the other person has by asking questions pertaining to what the characters look like. It is a good teacher and reinforcer of the "Do you have..." , "Does s/he have..", "Is s/he wearing.." and vocabulary pertaining to the area 'above the neck'. Learners like the process of the game and it is less threatening as it is a 2 player game. I have found that at times, in the 'heat of the moment', students may forget to use the target language. For some, I put the phrases on the board as reference. I'd be interested to hear how effective others find this game.

Name: Adriana Gallagher
Email: lucinda1@sedona.net
Location: Whidbey Island, WA USA

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