Two Truths and a Lie, With a Christmas Twist

Students love playing “Two Truths and a Lie”.

The game is easy to play, and it does not require any preparation. It is a fun game, where everyone gets to participate.


Step 1:

Each student writes down the three weirdest/funniest/worst Christmas gifts they ever received; two should be true and one should be false.

Step 2:

One at a time, the students share their three gifts. Make sure to alter the order of truths and lies. Example: I got 20 pairs of cheap socks from my aunt, my mother gave me a vacuum cleaner, and my friend gave me a live rat.

Step 3:

All students try to guess the lie.

Step 4:

Reveal which was true and which was false. Everyone who guessed the correct answer gets a point. The winner is the student with the most correct answers after everyone has shared their lies.

Have fun!

PS: We have previously shared a more advanced – but very fun version of the game on our blog.

Here is Bronia Hamilton`s suggestion for playing “Would I lie to you?”

Students should watch the first 10-15 minutes of the BBC programme: “Would I lie to you?” (they can find many episodes on YouTube, however, Season 6 Episode 2 is rather good). The game is based on the first segment of the programme “Home Truths” but is simplified by asking students to write down their own lies and truths.

Each student writes down rather unusual or shocking things about themselves on three pieces of paper. At least one thing should be true while another should be a lie. They then read their notes aloud and the others ask questions to ascertain whether what is said is fact or fiction. From experience, many students will simply want to guess straight away so it is a good idea for the teacher to help with appropriate questions to begin with. Once the other students have questioned sufficiently, the original student can reveal if their statement was in fact the truth, or a lie.

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