Are you…? Hangman


Present Simple of be guessing games, including spelling practice.

By: Alex Case
Level: Beginner
Theme: General
Study Area: Present Tenses
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Lesson Plan Content:

Are you…? hangman

Secretly write a true sentence starting with “I am…” like “I am cold” or “I am a boy”, using words like those on the next page. Write the sentence where people can see it, but with just gaps for each letter of the last word (“I am _ _ _ _”, “I am a _ _ _”, etc). Write a letter in one of the gaps, e.g. “_ _ g _ _” and answer a question about that word from your partner with “Are you…?” such as “Are you hungry?” Continue adding letters until the word is finished or your partner asks the right “Are you…?” question.

Suggested answers

“No, I’m not.”

“Yes, I am, but that’s not the answer.”

“Yes, I am. That’s the answer. One point. (It’s your turn).”

Do the same with more than one word, as in “I am nine years old” or “I am the oldest brother”.

Play a similar game but also guessing the letters (without any letter clues from the person who wrote the sentence).


Language presentation

Without looking below, write things that are true about at least one person in this class in the correct column below.

I’m a…/ I’m an…/ Are you a…?/ Are you an…?

I’m…/ Are you…? (without a/ an)



















Look below for ideas, then brainstorm more.


Suggested words for “I am…” and “Are you…?” sentences

  • (your name)
  • American
  • English
  • Japanese
  • a boy
  • a brother/ a sister
  • cold
  • a daughter
  • eight
  • a father/ a mother
  • forty nine
  • a girl
  • happy
  • hot
  • hungry
  • a man/ a woman
  • nine
  • quiet
  • seven
  • short
  • six
  • sleepy/ tired
  • small
  • a son
  • a student
  • tall
  • a teacher
  • thin
  • young

Do the same with more than one word, like:

  • on a chair
  • in the classroom
  • under the light
  • in Tokyo
  • from Japan
  • eight years old


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