Short answers coin games

Game 1: Short answers make me say yes coin game 1

Flip a coin and ask a question to try to get the answer that matches the side of the coin which is top. Your teacher will tell you which pair below you should choose from, how you should work through them, or if you can choose for yourselves. You get one point for each “Yes,…” answer that you get, but no points if your partner’s (real/ true) answer is “No,…” If your question doesn’t make sense, for example because you use the wrong grammar, your partner can reject your question and you get no points.

Heads = Yes, I do.

Tails = Yes, he does./ Yes, she does./ Yes, it does.

 

Heads = Yes, I do.

Tails = Yes, I am.

 

Heads = Yes, I am.

Tails = Yes, he is./ Yes, she is./ Yes, it is.

 

Heads = Yes, there is.

Tails = Yes, there are.

 

Heads = Yes, it is.

Tails = Yes, there is.

 

Heads = Yes, I do.

Tails = Yes, I did.

 

Heads = Yes, I was.

Tails = Yes, I did.

 

Heads = Yes, I can.

Tails = Yes, I could.

 

Heads = Yes, I have.

Tails = Yes, I did.

 

Heads = Yes, I have.

Tails = Yes, I had.

 

Heads = Yes, I did.

Tails = Yes, I had.

 

Game 2: Short answers make me say yes coin game 2

Flip a coin and use the question starter that matches the side that is top below to try to get a “Yes,…” answer from your partner.  

Heads = Do you like…?

Tails = Do you have…?

 

Heads = Are you…?

Tails = Are you… ing (…)?

 

Heads = Are there any…?

Tails = Are there many…?

 

Heads = Is there a…?

Tails = Is there any…?

 

Heads = Were you…?

Tails = Were you…ing (…)?

 

Game 3: Short answers make me say yes coin game 3

Flip the coin and ask a yes/ no question about one of the topics on that side of the table below to try to get a “Yes,…” answer from your partner.

Heads Tails
the past

food and drink

sport

friends

work

holidays/ vacations

hometown

mornings

appearance

right now

childhood

languages

ambitions

plans

 

the future

animals

family

studies

free time

home

evenings

travel

character

routines/ habits

retirement

possessions

desires

arrangements (meetings etc)

 

 Game 4: Short answers make me say yes and no game

Flip a coin and ask a question to try to get the answer that matches the side of the coin which is top. Your teacher will tell you which pair below you should choose from, how you should work through them, or if you can choose for yourselves. You get one point for each answer you get which matches the side of the coin which comes up. If your question doesn’t make sense, for example because you use the wrong grammar, your partner can reject your question and you get no points. 

Heads = Yes, I do.

Tails = No, I don’t.

 

Heads = Yes, he does./ Yes, she does./ Yes, it does.

Tails = No, he doesn’t./ No, she doesn’t./ No, it doesn’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I am.

Tails = No, I’m not.

 

Heads = Yes, he is./ Yes, she is./ Yes, it is.

No = No, he isn’t./ No, she isn’t./ No, it isn’t.

 

Heads = Yes, there is.

Tails = No, there isn’t.

 

Heads = Yes, there are.

Tails = No, there aren’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I did.

Tails = No, I didn’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I was.

Tails = No, I wasn’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I can.

Tails = No, I can’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I could.

Tails = No, I couldn’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I have.

Tails = No, I haven’t.

 

Heads = Yes, I had.

Tails = No, I hadn’t.

 

Game 5: Short answers bluffing coin game 1

Listen to your partner’s Yes/ No questions and then secretly flip a coin. If you get heads, you must answer “Yes, I…” to their question and if you get tails, you must answer “No, I…”, even if that answer isn’t true. Perhaps after asking for more details, your partner will guess if that answer is true or not.

 

Game 6: Short answers bluffing coin game 2

Before your answer your partner’s Yes/ No question, flip a coin to decide if you should give a true answer or a false answer:

Heads = True answer (for example “Yes,…” if your real answer is positive)

Tails = False answer (for example “No,…” even though your real answer is positive)

 

After asking questions to get more details, your partner will guess if your answer was true or false. Then show them which side of the coin was top so they can check.

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