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What are some sentences that can be used in the Chinese Whispers game?

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Many sentences such as: "Leaves like loose piles," "Teacher take tons of toadstools" and "Ghostly gum tastes gooey" are used for the Chinese Whispers game. The complexity of the sentences depends on the age and skill level of the participants.

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Chinese Whispers is often called The Telephone or Rumor Game. Participants form a line or a circle and the sentence is given to the first player who whispers it into the ear of the next player. Each player in turn whispers it to his neighbor until the last player receives the message. The final player says the message out loud and it is compared with the original sentence.

Sentences used in Chinese Whispers are often short, tongue twisters that teachers create or copy from books. To tie the game in with what students are learning in class, teachers choose themes that align with the students' current curriculum. These short sentences are commonly five to six words and used for younger participants in school groups.

For older participants, sentences become more complex. Sentences are silly or topical for the type of group gathered. Longer sentences are often used for adult participants as ice breakers for meetings.

More complex paragraphs are used in adult English learners classes. Instructors choose passages from books or poems that gradually become longer as the students' skill levels increase. Playing the game in this setting allows students to practice their language skills in a fun environment.

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