Games for Adults

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Games are as important for adults as they are for children. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
    • What games do you enjoy playing?
    • What value to games bring?
    • How can you encourage others to play games?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have a 15-minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
strategy (n) plan of action
She loved playing games that involved a lot of strategy and thinking.
diversion (n) recreation or past time
When he was stressed about work, playing a game with his kids was a great diversion to help him think about other things.
entertaining (adj) providing amusement or enjoyment
Game night at their house was always an entertaining time spent with great friends.
childish (adj) silly and immature
Some adults think games are just childish.
compete (v) strive to win something
She loved to compete in all kinds of sporting activities.
score (v) the number of points received in a game
He didn’t care what the final score was because he had a lot of fun. 
jazz up (expression) make something more interesting or attractive
Incorporating a game night into his routine helped to jazz up his schedule.
lighten up (expression) be less serious
Playing a board game always helped him to lighten up on a bad day.
play around (expression) be silly
The college students loved to play around on the basketball courts.
play your cards right (expression) use your resources wisely
He knew he could get out of this mess as long as he played his cards right and was wise with his moves.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
― Plato

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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