Quoting Practice Game


Lying game to practise phrases for quoting sources, especially useful for EAP classes

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Phrases for quoting practice bluffing game

Choose a topic below and quote someone (someone you know, someone in the media, someone famous, etc), making up a quotation if you can’t think of anything true. Can your partner can guess if it is a real quote or something that you have made up?

Useful language for quoting sources

A great quote on this subject is…                                        According to…

In the words of…,…                                                               … once said that…

As… (famously) said….                                                       I’d like to quote…

(I’m not sure who said it but) there is a quote which goes…

I read a quotation that went (something like)…

I’d like to share a few words by…                                       There’s a great/ famous line in…

… wrote/ Someone wrote in a recent article/ book that…

Common topics of quotations:

  • Age/ Teenagers/ Middle age/ Old people
  • Alcohol/ Smoking/ Drugs
  • Animals/ Pets
  • Art
  • Business/ Work
  • Death
  • Education/ Studying/ School/ University
  • Family
  • Finance/ Money
  • Food/ Diet/ Dieting
  • Free time/ Hobbies
  • Friends/ Friendship
  • Happiness
  • Health
  • History
  • Home
  • Intelligence
  • Japan/ Japanese people/ Another country/ Another nationality
  • Law/ Lawyers/ The police
  • Leadership/ Management
  • Love/ Romance/ Dating/ Marriage
  • Men/ Women
  • Parenting
  • Patriotism/ Nationalism
  • Politics/ Politicians/ Government
  • Religion
  • Science/ Technology
  • Sport/ Exercise
  • Success/ Failure
  • Time/ Time management
  • Travel/ Transport/ Holidays
  • War/ Violence

When you finish, brainstorm phrases for quoting sources, then compare with those above.

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