Happy Christmas Escape

By kylemawer  

Level: Beginners

Language: Prepositions of place

Skills Focus: Listening/ speaking

Location: Classroom room

Game: Happy Christmas Escape

Father Christmas wants to deliver his presents but he is locked in a house and he can’t get out.  Help him to find the keys that will help him escape.

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Familiarise yourself with the walkthrough to this game.  Also make a list of useful vocabulary.  The vocabulary that is necessary to complete the game is listed below but you may want to preteach others or deal with them as you play.

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  1. Sit your learners in front of the screen with a clear view of the game.
  2. Explain the problem – that father Christmas needs to escape form the house in order to deliver all the Christmas presents he’s got for all the good children.
  3. Elicit vocabulary by asking ‘What’s this (called)? or ‘Where’s the X?’
  4. Elicit from your learners what you need to do and where you need to look/ go.
  5. You can give hints by saying ‘you’re getting closer/ warmer’ or ‘you’re getting further away/ colder’.

To keep the pace moving shift between letting them direct you as an open class, calling on volunteers, giving clues etc

Post Activity

There are a number of activities but here are a few suggestions:

  • Learners write the walkthrough using vocabulary only.
  • Draw a picture of one of the rooms and label it.
  • Write a letter to Father Christmas.
  • Write a description of where the keys are.
  • Write where they would hide the keys (in a better place).

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