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Predicting the Future : another game

To play this game you don’t need any preparation, which, to be honest, sometimes it’s just what  we -busy teachers- ask for. But if you are like me, you’ll find yourself doing just the same as your students, ie, having lots of fun.

For this game you need to make an origami fortune teller, also called “cootie catcher”( see picture). Instruction on how to make one and how to play here.

Ask students to write 8 fortunes inside the flaps. Encourage them to use their imagination and make sure they use the future simple: will.

Once this task is completed, ask students to stand up and mingle. Time to be a fortune teller!

Ask a student to choose one of the four colors. Spell that color out, while moving the fortune teller in and out. Then ask this student to choose one of the numbers that is showing. Move the fortune teller in and out the right number of times.

When you finish, have the person choose one of the four visible numbers. Open up the flap they choose, and read their fortune.

Have fun! Who said English was boring???? ;-))

Game: Predicting the future with Will

This is a very simple game which requires very little preparation and which you can do as a cooler at the end of the class.

Tell the students you’re a gypsy and that you have the ability to tell their future. Tell the students that they can only ask you one question, so they have to choose carefully what to ask you. (If students are not very confident, ask them to write their question).

Answer their questions by asking them to give you a number (any number up to the number of cards you have created) and then shuffle the cards and  lay them face down on the table, if they have chosen number 4 place three cards face down on the table and, with a lot of drama, the card which comes fourth  face up on the table. This is the answer to their question.

Posible words on the cards: Yes, it is in the cards/No way/ It’s not likely/ Not a chance/ Absolutely/ Most certainly, no!/Not in this life!/ Most decidedly so!/If you play your cards right/Not in the inmediate future/My crystal ball is cloudy, ask again!

Laura: Will I be rich? Fortune Teller: No way!

David: Will I pass all my final exams? Fortune Teller: Yes, it is in the cards

Predicting the future

Fortune telling, palm reading, tarot, physic reading, clairvoyance, onomancy ,numerology,horoscopes and the whole lot. There are countless ways of predicting the future and there are lots of people, even politicians who consult fortune tellers to help them take decisions.One good example is Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State. This is said to have happened between the fortune teller and Hillary when she was Senator.


During a recent publicity outing, Senator Hillary Clinton snuck off to visit a fortune teller of some local repute. In a dark and hazy room, peering into a crystal ball, the mystic delivered grave news.

“There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just be blunt: Prepare yourself to be a widow. Your husband will die a violent and horrible death this year.”

Visibly shaken, Hillary stared at the woman’s lined face, then at the single flickering candle, then down at her hands. She took a few deep breaths to compose herself. She simply had to know. She met the fortune teller’s gaze, steadied her voice, and asked her question.

“Will I be acquitted?”


Now, it’s your turn to predict  the future. Look at the following pictures and try to predict what’s going to happen .