Two Truths, One Lie / 嘘を見抜け

Goals: Getting to know each other while making statements about their experiences.

Preparation: One small square of blank paper for each student. Five poker chips or anything to use for points for each student.

目標: クラスメイトの事を知ること。自分の経験について文章を作る練習。

準備: 生徒に1枚の紙。五つのポーカーチップかポイントになる生徒それぞれに用紙1枚とポーカーチップかそれに変わるコインの用な物を5枚渡す。

Two Truths, One Lie

  •  Students write three statements about themselves on the paper. Two of the statements are true, but one is a lie. They then mingle, make pairs and read their statements.
  •  Their partner has to guess which one is a lie. If they guess right, they receive a poker chip from the player. If they guess wrong, they have to give one.
  •  Change partners once they’ve both read their statements.
  • Make sure the students aren’t using statements that are too easy to spot as a lie. “I live in Japan” or “I have long, flowing hair” is okay on the internet, but it’s too easy in the classroom.

Variations: Instead of just reading the statements, you can expand the activity by allowing students to ask follow up questions. This takes away the guesswork and encourages students to make up stories on the spot and ask follow up questions.


  • 生徒は自分の経験についての文章を三つ作る。その中に一つだけ嘘の文章を入れる。
  • 生徒達はペアになり一人ずつ自分の文章を読む。
  •  相手はどれが嘘か予想する。その予想が正解の場合、予想した側の生徒はポーカーチップを一枚獲得することが出来、不正解の場合は逆にポーカーチップを一枚差し出す。
  • それぞれ 読み終わったら、ペアを変えて同じことを繰り返す。
  • 文章はすぐに嘘と分かりすぎないよう工夫が必要。『日本に住んでいる』や『僕の髪の毛は長い』など。

変化形:  文章を読むだけではなく、聞いている側の生徒は内容についての質問をする。このことによって、質問力やより自然な会話力のアップにつながる。


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