Count to 10


This game teaches debaters how important nonverbal language (intonation, gaze, gestures) is when speaking in public, because the way you speak must be in accordance with what you are saying.


There is no limit to the number of students involved, the only requirement is to divide them in opposite groups. Could be two big groups or several pairs playing simultaneously.


One of the two teams will be asked to count from 1 to 10 by choose one of the situations listed below:

  • joke
  • boredom
  • tell a story
  • sports commentator
  • sermon/sermon
  • advertisement
  • teacher giving a lecture
  • a general making a speech before battle
  • a child who wants a toy
  • speech from a boss to his employees

The other group has to guess which situation it is.