Postcards- Chain Writing

Level: Intermediate

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: General

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Postcards chain writing (Consequences) game
Worksheet 1- Writing task
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Dear _____________________________________________________________________

Hope you are _____________________________________________________________
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At the moment I am _______________________________________________________

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All around me, people _______________________________________________________

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This is a/ an _______________________________________________________________ place

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People told me that the weather was _______________, but actually it is ______________

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We are staying in a ___________________________ with _________________________

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It’s quite noisy because they are building a/ an _____________________________ next door

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Also, every morning someone ______________________________________________

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We __________________________ in the ______________________________ everyday

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and sometimes we _________________________________________________________

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We rarely __________________________________ at home, but here it is quite normal

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Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2009

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Yesterday evening, we _____________________________________________________

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My ____________________ wasn’t very happy about it because _____________________

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but now he/ she is _______________________________________________________

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See you _________________________________________________________________
Love, 
____________________________________________________________________

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2009

Postcards chain writing (Consequences) game
Worksheet 2- Instructions and model answer

Instructions: Fill all the gaps in the top section below and then stop. Fold the paper at the first 
dotted line so that the part you have written cannot be seen. Pass that piece of paper to the person 
on your right and take the one from the person on the left. Without looking at the parts that have 
already been written, fill the gaps, fold and pass in the same way. Continue writing, folding and 
passing until you reach the bottom of the page. Pass the page one more time, read the one you 
receive and tell the class whether it makes sense or not (it usually doesn’t!)

Suggestions for things to write in gaps (Please try to think of your own ideas and only look at 
these if you have to)

Dear  Mum/ Dad/ John/ Snugglebums/ Mr Smith

Hope you are well/ not too busy/ having a good time/ feeling better

At the moment I am sitting on a beach/ drinking coffee in a café near the Eiffel Tower

All around me, people are speaking strange languages/ eating exotic food/ dancing

This is a wonderful/ a traditional/ an interesting place

People told me that the weather was sunny, but actually it is raining

We are staying in a hotel/ B&B/ campsite with pool/ wonderful view/ strange smell

It’s quite noisy because they are building an airport/ a road next door

Also, every morning someone plays the trumpet/ coughs loudly for hours

We walk/ swim/ go sightseeing in the hills/ sea/ town everyday

and sometimes we see reindeer/ buy souvenirs

We rarely go topless/ eat tripe/ sing at home, but here it is quite normal

Yesterday evening, we found an outdoor restaurant/ danced to samba music

My daughter/ wife wasn’t very happy about it because she was embarrassed/ her feet hurt

but now he/ she is drinking cocktails and feeling much better/ sleeping like a baby

See you soon/ tomorrow/ next week/ at the airport
Love, 
Alex

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2009