When Are You Free?

Students try to guess which character their partner has chosen.

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Originally submitted by Sara Williams on February 9, 2010.

Detailed Explanation:

  • After giving each student a copy of the worksheet practice reading to make sure they understand.
  • Each student secretly chooses a character. Then, the students find a partner and janken.
  • The janken winner asks the loser one question to try to find out which character they have chosen. The loser responds. The loser can then ask the winner one question.
  • They repeat this process until one of them has worked out which character their partner has chosen. They ask, "Are you...?" and if they are correct they win the game.


  • After the class has played once, have students change partners (and characters) and play again.

Teaching Suggestions:

  • Demonstrate the activity with the JTE/ALT before letting the students do it to ensure the students understand.


  • There is a lot of English on the worksheet, which may overwhelm some of your students. But if you go through the reading, and let them take notes, it should be okay.



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Estimated time: 15-30 min

Submitted by: Englipedia Archive

May 08, 2019


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