What's This? ESL Game

This That Game

This fun ESL activity is a classroom game to review the demonstrative pronouns this and that. It is a ‘Telepathy Game’ in which students will ‘read the teacher’s mind’ while answering ‘What’s this?’ and ‘What’s that?’. See below for instructions on how to play, plus related resources to teach this and that to kids and beginner ESL students. This activity is absolutely FREE. Simply show this video in class from this page or from YouTube.

This That Telepathy Game

How To Play

This ESL activity is great for practicing expressions such as ‘What’s this?’ – ‘It’s a (pencil).’ – ‘What’s that?’ – ‘It’s a (robot).’, etc. There are 10 questions. Each question has 2 possible answers. Students must choose ONE and write it down. To find out the answer, students can use ‘Telepathy’ to read the teacher’s mind. TIP: Students love pretending that they can ‘read minds’. To make it more fun, the teacher can act like he/she is sending the students the answer using the power of their minds using telepathy.

Related Resources

Pronoun Worksheets
This That These Those Worksheets
What’s This? What’s That? Game
This That Lesson Plan