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  • Hangman
    Think of a word and write a number of lines equal to the number of letters in the word. For example,

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ = reading.

    Draw a scaffold next to the word. Students take turns to guess the letters of the word. When someone guesses the entire word, they have won. When a right letter is guessed, it is written in the appropriate space. When a wrong letter is guessed, it is written on the board and a part of a person's body is drawn on the scaffold. If all the body is drawn before the word is guessed, the game is lost. Perhaps the most well-known game in English teaching.

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