Days of the week battleships

Instructions

Choose three of the things in the list that your teacher gives you and write each one in (exactly) five of the seven days on the top blank timetable, so that each day has zero, one, two or three activities, and there are 15 activities in the week in total. For example:

Example of a completed timetable

Monday

cook

make my bed

Tuesday

take out the rubbish

make my bed

Wednesday

cook

take out the rubbish

make my bed

Thursday

cook

take out the rubbish

make my bed

Friday

cook

take out the rubbish

Saturday

cook

take out the rubbish

make my bed

Sunday

Take turns asking your partner “Do you … on …days?” questions about things in the list to find out what is on their timetable and write the activities in the blank timetable at the bottom of the page if they say “Yes, I do”. Remember that they only have three different things on their timetable and each activity is in exactly five days, so you don’t need to ask about every activity on every day because:

  • If they have said “Yes” about three different activities, then the other things on the list must not be in their timetable
  • If they say “No, I don’t” about something three times, that thing must not be on the timetable at all
  • If five days have an activity, the other two days must not have that activity
  • If they say “Yes, I do” about something and you later find the two days that they don’t do that thing, then you can write that activity in all the other days (because only two days won’t have each activity that they chose)

Whenever you think that you can guess all 15 things on your partner’s timetable, you can show the timetable to them to check if you have written the things that your partner chose on the right days. If you are right, you win the game. However, if you are wrong, then you lose the game.

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Blank timetables 

Your timetable

Monday

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Sunday

 

 

Your partner’s timetable

Monday

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Sunday

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Things to put in timetables

Only give students one of the lists below.  

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School subjects list

“Do you study … on …days?”

art

biology

chemistry

Chinese

English

French

geography

German

history

IT

maths

music

PE

physics

Spanish

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Household activities list

“Do you … on …days?”

clear the table

cook

do the dishes

do the laundry

do the shopping

lay the table

make my bed

mop the floor

take out the rubbish

tidy up

vacuum clean the house

water the plants

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After-school activities list

“Do you go to… on…?”

cram school

karate

scouts

dance school

a language school

football club

church

the climbing gym

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Places around town list

“Do you go to… on…?”

the swimming pool

the library

cram school

the park

the supermarket

a café

a restaurant

my grandmother’s house

the town centre

the station

the bus station

the subway station

the community centre

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Kinds of television programme list

“Do you watch… on…?” 

a quiz show

a talent show

movies

a cop show

the soccer

cartoons

a talk show

the weather forecast

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PDF version for easy saving and printing: days-of-the-week-battleships

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