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Sports Hidden Picture Game

Sports Hidden Picture Game

Students play a Power Point hidden picture game. A speaking activity using modal verbs for present probability.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Sports

Grammar:  Modal Verbs

Time:  20 minutes


  • Prepare the Power Point slides.



Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.


Show the first Power Point slide and click to remove the first square. The students’ task is to guess what the person is doing in the picture.


Allow the students time to discuss the picture in their group. Then, ask each group to take a guess. The first group that guesses correctly can get 5 points.

Remind students to use the correct form of the modal verbs. The continuous form of the verb is used after the infinitive, because the action is happening now.

For example:

He might be playing baseball.


If none of the groups guess correctly, then click to remove the second square. Again, ask each group to take a guess. The first group that guesses correctly can get 4 points.


Continue removing squares and lowering the number of winnable points until one of the groups gueses correctly.


Continue with the remaining slides. The winner is the group with the most points.


Power Point Answers:

  1. Surfing

  2. Golfing / playing golf

  3. Playing basketball

  4. Running

  5. Playing soccer / football

  6. Playing volleyball

  7. Doing yoga

  8. Playing tennis

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