Conversation Class Lesson Summary

Language Resident Name:


Language and Level (intermediate or advanced class):

Chinese, Intermediate and advance

Class theme/topics discussed:

Game: Who is the spy

Goal of the class:

Practice students’ oral Chinese skills

How did you structure the class?

The game: Who is the spy

This game will help students practice the skill of using Chinese to describe a thing.

8 students, 8 cards with pictures (7 of them is A, 1 of them is B, B is the spy) for example, A is ORANGE, B is LEMON.
Everyone has a card and doesn’t let other players know what you get.
Everyone needs to say a word or a sentence to describe what you get in turns. You cannot directly say the word you get. The purpose of your describing is to make players who have the same card with you know you are not the spy. At the same time, you can’t make the spy know what you get. What’s more, yourself don’t know if you are the spy or not. If you are the spy, your purpose is to make others think you are on their side. It means that you need to make others think you have the same card with them and the spy is someone else.
After everyone describes for a round, I will say three, two, one, and everyone point to someone who you think is the spy. Who get the most votes die.

If there are only 3 players alive, the spy wins. Or, the spy loses.

What technology, media or props did you use? (internet resources, playmobiles, handouts, etc.)

PowerPoint, useful Chinese website:

Cards with pictures

What worked well in this class? What did not work?

The students truly love this game, they had fun and learned a lot of new words.

How could this class be improved/ modified?


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