A game lesson (Level B2-C1)

Since it is the end of the year and the term, I decided to have a Game Lesson. Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a host of late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He was commissioned to join NBC‘s Saturday Night Live as a cast member in 1998, fulfilling a lifelong dream and where he became well known for his emphasis on music and games. 

This lesson can be used as a REVIEW LESSON as well. 

[SLIDE 1 – topic of the lesson + introduction picture]

Topic: Password with Jimmy Fallon


  1. Introducing the topic: Show ss this photo and the topic of the lesson and ask them:

Interaction: S-S (pairs) 

Timing: 10′

Feedback: on pronunciation and turn-taking

  • Have you ever watched this TV show? If so, what were your impressions about it? If not, would you like to? Why?
  • To what extent would you say his TV show has become viral? (Maybe you’ll have to re-visit the meaning of this word)
  • Have you ever played this game? If so, what are the rules?


2. Getting to know the rules of the game

Interaction: S (individually – to watch the video / and pairs to discuss the following questions)

Timing: 20′

Feedback: on vocabulary and turn-taking

Show ss the following picture and tell them:

  • You are going to watch part of the show in which they are playing a game called “Password” (that was originally created by Bob Stewart for Goodson-Todman Productions in 1961).
  • Pay attention to the rules of the games.


View the password game with Emma Thompson, Michael Cera and Jim Parsons on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hERzvxp5ab0  – the video takes 11 minutes.

  • What are the rules? What words have they used? Do you know all of them?

PASSWORDS: the words are kind of simple, but it is nice to review them. Also, ask them if they know the words used to reach the passwords.

  • Cruise
  • Nerd
  • Sausage
  • Sweater
  • Thong
  • Pot

3. Playing the game with lexis seen in the past lessons.

Here, you are going to use the vocabulary seen from a particular unit you would like to revise. Devise 15 minutes for this.

Interaction: S-S (pairs)

Timing: 15′

Feedback: on vocabulary and pronunciation

4. Using the vocabulary in context

Here you should create questions using the vocabulary from the previous step (like I have been doing in the other lessons).

Topic: Password with Jimmy Fallon


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- 16 years of teaching experience (Seven Idiomas / Cultura Inglesa Jundiaí) - 5 years as an Academic and Pedagogic coordinator - 1 year as a Pedagogic Bilingual coordinator at a Regular school - Letras Inglês Licenciatura Plena (PUC-SP) (2007) - CELTA - St. Giles SP (2008) - ETYL (English Teaching for Younger Learners) - International House Sydney (2012) - Cambridge DELTA MOD II, III - Cambridge Train the Trainer Cambridge Course - Pós em Pegagogia - PUC RS - MBA em finanças e geração de valores - PUC RS - MBA em Gestão da Escola na Contemporaneidade

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