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The EFL Playhouse: A Resource for ESL/EFL Teachers of Young Learners

Yes, No, Maybe So
Objectives: Appropriate use of the phrases "Yes," "No, "Maybe So"; asking and answering questions related to a given topic
Group Size: 4 to 24
Prep Time: none, if pre-made cards are used
Playing Time: 5-20 minutes
Interest Level: ages 3 to adult
Ability Level: beginning

Materials Neededed: Picture or word cards related to a topic of choice.

Game: Choose a student to begin. Student chooses a word or picture card. Classmates take turns asking questions, to which the student responds, "Yes," "No," or "Maybe So." If the topic were food and the card chosen were ice cream, a round might go like the following:

A: Do you eat it for breakfast?
B: No.
A: Do children eat it?
B: Maybe so.
A: Is it very hot?
B: No.
A: Is it a fruit?
B: No.
A: Is it a vegetable?
B: No.
A: Is it a snack?
B: Yes.

The student who correctly guesses the word chooses the next card.

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