“Find a lie”, usually known as “two truths and a lie” is a classic classroom activity. Every student knows it. It is really one of the activities that can turn your class into a positive environment. I have tried it several times and it really works. You just tell your students to take a piece of paper and write three statements: two are true and one is false.
The goal of the ice breaker:
The goal of this warm-up activity is that students have to identify the false statement.
The required materials:
In this ice breaker, you will need small pieces of papers, one for each learner. You can use the index cards as well, if you can afford them.
Procedures to follow:
This activity is very simple and won’t confuse your learners. Yet, you can follow these instructions to put it into practice.
- Give each of your students a small piece of paper
- Tell them to write three statements about themselves on the paper. Tow of these statements must be true, one is a lie.
- My name is Bob (true)
- I’m 17 years old
- I’m a millionaire
- Tell your students to stand up in their places, or move to the stage and read their papers in front of others.
- They should be wandering around the class while reading and see if their classmates can identify THE LIE.
Remember that this is a get-to-know-you activity. You can always use it at the beginning of the year, or when you have a presentation. With your learners, it doesn’t really matter the class size. You can opt for a lockstep approach or divide your students into groups. Even the materials are optional, You and your learners can do it orally.