Disney’s new Pinocchio movie is coming out today. Β  Β And it’s always motivating for kids when you incorporate what’s going on in popular culture into class. Β One idea you could try to practice the language you’ve learnt is the very, very simple Pinocchio Game!

  1. You say a phrase using the language you’ve learnt so far Eg “My name is Billie” or “I’m from the Bahamas” or “I play tennis” and the kids have to guess if you’re lying or not!
  2. First person to guess correctly gets to try πŸ™‚
  3. Can anyone fool everyone?

And of course you can use this to ask the kids about the problems of lying if you wish!

For older students these might also be useful ….


β€œYou can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”
― Abraham Lincoln


β€œAnything is better than lies and deceit!”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina


β€œNo man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”
― Abraham Lincoln


“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet”
– William Shakespeare


Be genki,


P.S. Β It might be interesting to make this into a play too, Β what (positive!) phrases or questions do you think you could incorporate into a simple Pinocchio play?

P.P.S. Β Did you hear that Elon Musk just tweeted he’d like to buy Genki English?


Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. When I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. Now I help teachers just like you teach amazing lessons and double your incomes!

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