The next spotlight is on our weekly Conversation Group! Although this group is great for improving your English language skills, it’s so much more than that. Conversation Group meets once a week to chat about what has happened over the past week – from what’s happening in our daily lives to marking important dates in our calendars. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re looking to improve confidence in your English or are a native speaker of the language. We like to learn more about each other through playing speaking games such as Two Truths, One Lie, or Taboo, having discussions about recent events or hosting quiz nights in the middle of the day.
Here’s how to play some of our Conversation Group favourites:
Can you become a walking thesaurus and describe a word without using the word itself? It’s harder than it sounds! You’ll need two or more players for this game. One player is given a word that they are not allowed to say but must describe to everyone else. All the other players now have to guess what the word is. The person describing the word is not allowed to hum, gesture or make any other sounds. What will your tactic be?
Two Truths and a Lie
In this game, players take it in turns to tell the rest of the group two facts about themselves (the two truths) and one lie. What truths and what lies you bring to the table are completely up to you e.g. ‘I live in London’ or ‘I speak French’ to ‘I once saw Beyoncé in Asda’. This is a great way to get to know other people better and get creative!
If you like playing games, competing in quizzes, discussing current events and getting to know other people and cultures better – this is the group for you. Although this is not an English class, it’s also a good way to improve and practise your language. You can participate as much or as little as you like!
At the end of each group, we like to learn a few words of our members’ native languages, some we’ve learned so far…
Albanian, Urdu, Mongolian, Vietnamese and Polish!
To sign up or find out more about Conversation Group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 020 7221 8810 stating your name, query and contact details.