Mystery of the Abbey – solving a crime in English
I’ve always believed teaching English should be as much real-life-oriented experience as possible. That’s why I really enjoy playing board games and, whenever I can, I try to incorporate them (or their elements) into my lesson plans.
Sometimes, when I have a small group of pre-int+ students, I bring my own copy of one of my favourite games, The Mystery of the Abbey. I find it perfect as the beginning-of-the-course lesson, or maybe as a nice goodbye activity for the last lesson; it works great for any age group – the only drawback is, the game is designed for maximum 6 players.
Now, the idea behind the game is nice and easy to grasp, especially for those who have read (or watched an awesome film based on) a masterpiece by Umberto Eco, “The Name of the Rose”. The players are monks who arrive…
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