Saturday, 10 November 2012

Instant Fortune Teller

A fun easy warm-up for making predictions using WILL

LEVEL: High beginner and up
GRAMMAR STRUCTURES: predictions: will, won't
VOCABULARY: emotions, places, occupations

  •   A dice per group
  • An "Instant Fortune Teller" strip per group

Instant Fortune Teller


  1. Ask students if they believe in FORTUNE TELLERS.
    Is it possible to predict the future?
  2. Hand out an "Instant Fortune Teller" strip to each group. 
  3. Brainstorm some ideas for each different category as a whole group. Be sure to include both good and bad options to make it more fun.
  4. Groups exchange fortune telling strips, and with a dice write down the prediction for each person.
  5. Groups report on their predictions. You might have them identify the BEST and WORST predictions. 

My own fortune, told by my group today:

"In fifteen years time, I will be a frustrated English teacher, living in prision with my husband and famous for NOTHING."

The outlook is not good, but the students thought it was terribly funny.

I hope you enjoy likewise!