Customs,lies and gestures
For this variation on "liar" games you need to use
"The web of culture" website at
Print out as many pages of gestures and customs from
countries around the world as you need. You will need
about 4 customs per person.
Also you will need LIAR cards, 3 per person. (This is worth
the effort for one of the best speaking games on the planet.
and if you've ever done a LIAR game this is possibly THE BEST CONTEXT.
The game goes like this:
The teacher writes a model on the board
A)DON"T PUT YOUR HANDS ON YOUR LAP UNDER THE TABLE
IN A RESTAURANT
B)WEARING GREEN SHIRTS ON SUNDAY IS IMPOLITE
C) TO CALL A WAITER IN A RESTAURANT YOU SHOULD RAISE
YOUR INDEX FINGER
Tell the students to choose which one is a lie (obviously
B is a lie).
Next the students write their own two truths and one lie using the
slips of paper containing customs from "The web of culture"
as their resource/reference.
Finally, give out three liar cards per person. Then model
the game again having a student read their 3 sentences.
You the teacher listen and hold out your LIAR card saying
"I think B is a lie" If you are correct give the student the LIAR
card. If you are incorrect no change takes place.
The aim of the game is to have no LIAR cards.
This variation of the LIAR game is my idea. MY name is Peter
Snashall and I hang out at
My website specializes in communicative teaching activities.
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