Games about famous people

How did you pick this theme or topic?

They were very tired and I wanted them to practice French and have fun at the same time

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)


How did students react?

They reacted well.

Did they engage with each other and you?


What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)

Slips of paper

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?



1) Game #1

I pick a name

– Each group has to ask three questions (3 rounds)
– Then they have to write down the name of the person they think I am
– 1 point for each good answer + 1 for the good spelling

Marion Cotillard
Zinédine Zidane
Nicolas Sarkozy
Tony Parker
Edith Piaf

2) Game #2

Chacun choisit une personne célèbre et écrit son nom sur un papier puis le colle sur le front de son voisin. Le but est de poser des questions avec OUI ou NON comme reponses possibles, et de decouvrir qui on est.

– Option 1
En cercle, chacun a son tour pose une question. Si la reponse a la question est OUI, ils peuvent continuer a poser des questions, si c’est NON, on passe au suivant.

– Option 2
Tout le monde se leve et pose une question a n’importe qui. Si la reponse est OUI, on peut continuer a poser des questions a la personne a qui on parle. Si c’est NON, on doit trouver une autre personne a qui poser des questions.