Language Games – The Word Game #64On August 12, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
During the exercise the team stand in a circle at an equal distance from each other. The trainer gives one person a tennis bal. This person throws the ball to someone from the group and says a random word. In this case: Car. The person that caught the ball now throws the ball to another random person in the circle and calls out the word that first came to his mind regarding the word: Car. In this case he calls out the word: Wheel. The person that caught the ball now throws the ball to another person in the circle and calls out the word that comes to his mind regarding the word: wheel. In this case: Bicycle. Go on like this for a few minutes. Tour de France, France, holiday, Bar, drunk, tequila, Mexico, hat, cap, head, bolt, billiard ball, snooker. When the team gets a hang of it the participants now throw the ball around the circle while calling out words that rhyme. Ball, hall, stall, recall, wall. The trainer writes down the words and makes sure they won’t say the same word twice. When someone isn’t able to come up with a rhyming word the trainer calls out the number of words they came up with. This is the end score. And the team starts a new round trying to break their own record. When the team gets good at this round now the team will together form existing words starting with the last syllable of the word they receive. Someone throws the ball to a random person in the circle and calls out a random word. In this case: toilet. The person that caught the ball now throws the ball to someone else and calls out a word that when you place it behind the syllable let together form an existing word. For example: light. The one that caught the ball now throws the ball to another person and says a word which when you place it behind the syllable ‘light’, together form a new word. For example: heardet. The person which received the ball now does the same with the syllable det. termine. craft. works. When someone can’t come up with a word after a syllabus in this case: ‘works’ the number of times they have been throwing the ball around, will be noted and the trainer calls out this number. In this case :6. The team starts over again and tries each round to break their own record. The trainer guides the team and applies variations to the exercise. Which variations you can read below this video on Youtube. And haven’t you subscribed yet? Hit the subscribe button to stay tuned for a new team exercise each Sunday on youtube.com/teamexercises to improve cooperation and communication.