Ask and tell personalised questions coin game (TEFLtastic classics Part 28)

Updated 29 June 2020

I’ve been writing an article on games using coins in class (now up here), and it reminded me of this once all-time favourite game which I haven’t used in a while. Students take turns making questions using the grammar and/ or vocabulary that you have given them, e.g. “Would you… if…?” or love and relationships words. They can ask any question at all that they like, but after making the question they have to flip a coin to see if their partner will answer it (heads = ask) or if they have to answer it themselves (tails = tell), making it a kind of TEFL truth or dare.

Photocopiable ask and tell worksheets

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HR vocabulary ask and tell speaking game short version – (as published in English Teaching Professional magazine)

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Business ask and answer (my lesson plan and worksheet on

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Inside Out Upper Intermediate ask or tell game

Headway Pre-Intermediate ask or tell game

English File 1 Ask and answer game

I also used to have worksheets with question stems and key words for the future like “Would you like to…?” and “retire”, and it’s useable for virtually any topic, such as health, technology, relationships, crime and crime prevention, and abilities and skills (“terrible at”, etc).

For 40 other games that are so adaptable that you can make a whole teaching career out of them see here.

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