Alibi game

How did you pick this theme or topic?

Role play – I wanted to have them produce the target language but also have fun and I know they can be very creative when it’s about creating characters

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


How did students react?

They reacted very 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?
Yes, it was very productive!


1. Révision de quelques gestes à montrer (chaque étudiant doit en montrer un)
– Jeu ils font un signe et lancent la balle à quelqu’un qui doit deviner

3. Jeu de l’alibi
⇒ 2/ 3 juges
⇒ Paires qui doivent trouver un alibi
• Distribution des rôles
• 5 min pour trouver un alibi en paires – 5 min
• 1e accusé entre, le partenaire attend dehors
• 2e accusé entre, le partenaire attend dehors
• Etc
• Délibération des juges à l’extérieur
• Verdict