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King of the Hill

author:  Nigel
level:  Elementary
target_English:  conversation


Draw lines on the floor of the gym or the playground. The base line will be the longest as this will be the line all students will start on.

The next line will be a little shorter and draw it about 2-3 meters from the base line running in a parallel direction

Then draw another line again slightly shorter again. The more students there are the more lines you need.

The lines on the ground should have a triangular sort of look.
                    __
                   ____
                  ______
                 ________
                __________




So, all students start on the base line. They have to do a set conversation (or a random conversation depending on the level of the students) with someone they are standing next to.

Once the conversation has been completed the students then do rock, paper, scissors.

The winner moves up the hill / pyramid to the next line.

The looser is knocked back down the hill (either back to the base line or to the line below)

The students then do the conversation again with someone on the same line as they are on.

The idea of the game is to try to reach the top of the hill and remain there.

Only one student is allowed to remain at the top of the hill. Therefore the first person to reach the top does not necessarily end the game. He/she has to do the conversation with any challenger who also manages to reach the top. The winner is the new King and the looser is knocked to the bottom of the hill to start again.

(The game is kind of a cross between the soldiers and ninjas and gokiburi games)

Nigel





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