Alibi is a game for intermediate and above. It can be used for teaching past tense. Students are made to fabricate a story so as to make the police officers believe that they are not at that place when the actual crime took place.
I have my students play Alibi to review the past tense after learning it, the game is ideal for intermediate and above students, so I have to make it easier to play it with my pre-intermediate level students. That’s why I use this template to help my students create questions when we play Alibi in class.
Here is a worksheet that explains one possible dynamic for the game: https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/alibi/intermediate-b1/84898 Since, my students are not so advanced, I do it the other way around, I have the livelier students make up their story outside the classroom, and I prepare a list of possible questions with the rest of the class. After 15 minutes of preparation, I divide the class in groups and have them interview the students that made up the stories. so they can ask them and write their answers. Then they compare their answers and decide whether they are guilty or not.
You can find a nice worksheets to hand out to the students so that they can work on their stories, like this one: https://en.islcollective.com/resources/printables/worksheets_doc_docx/alibi/past-simple-/39488
I created this worksheet because, I’ve noticed that many of my students struggled comming up with questions.