A LESSON PLAN FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS
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Ordinal Numbers Competitions
Ordinal number races
Choose one of the challenges below, try to do that thing at the same time as each other,
and then together decide who was first, second, third, etc.
Suggested things to try to do
run to the whiteboard
say the alphabet from A to Z
sing the ABC song
count to fifty
count to a thousand in tens
hit the whiteboard with a paper aeroplane
put your head under the table
say the months of the year
say the days of the week three times
Do the same, but this time one person will watch and decide who is first, second, etc.
Do the same, but this time with people guessing their position and the person watching
telling them if they were right or not, e.g. “(I think) I was seventh” “That’s right”/ “Actually,
you were…” If the person who was watching agrees, they get one point.
Ordinal numbers positions guessing game
Choose one of the topics below. Everybody will then try to guess their position in the class
or your group in that thing, e.g. “My birthday is third (in the year).” Ask each other
questions to check that thing (e.g. “When is your birthday?”) You get one point if you were
right about your position in that thing.
Height – How tall are you?
Age – How old are you? (in years and months, and maybe days)
Going to bed – What time do you go to bed?
Doing homework – How long do you spend doing homework every day/ week/ month?
Getting up – What time do you get up?
Waking up – What time do you wake up?
Eating dinner – What time do you eat dinner?
Birthday – When is your birthday?
Eating breakfast – What time do you eat breakfast?
Books – How many books do you have?
Computer games/ Video games – How many video games do you have?
Brush your teeth – What time do you brush your teeth in the morning/ in the evening?
Going on a plane – When did you first take a plane?
Going to another country – When did you first go abroad?
Home – How long does it take to get to your house from here?
Collections – How many Pokémon cards do you have?/ How many… do you have?
Family – How many cousins do you have?/ How long is it since you saw your
Places – How many times have you been to Disneyland?/ How many times have you been
to… store?/ How many times have you been to…?
Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018