20 Questions ESL Speaking Game

Skills: Speaking/Listening
Time: 20 minutes
Level: Beginner-advanced
Materials Required: Nothing

This is a “20 questions” style game, based on whatever you’re studying (Animals/Jobs, etc). In groups, the students ask the teacher a yes/no question. After the teacher gives the answer, the students can have one chance to guess the secret thing. Play a few rounds and the team with the most points is the winner. You can also have students take turns being the one with the “secret.” It’s an excellent way for students to practice asking questions in English.

If you have a very large class, divide the students up into smaller groups and have them play with each other.

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