Caution has been taken by an English teacher in Japan today to avoid using the word game when referring to a game.

“Today we are going to play a game… I mean activity,” said 45-year-old English teacher Warwick Allan.

Allan told his students the “activity” needed to be quick as they had “a lot of work to get through”.

“Oh, you little rascals, you can have just one more turn each then,” Allan eventually capitulated after each student had already had 28 turns each.

The activity lasted for most of the lesson meaning the students were not able to study grammar on the next page of the textbook.

The students left the class jovial, but their English skills remained unchanged.

Allan plans to skip the grammar page in the textbook next week due to class time scheduling constraints.

Image: Flickr/JirkaMatousek

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