Tag: game

Leave The Room

This is a standard game and can be played to practice a variety of language forms (or just for fun!).

I use it to practice the difficult “have/has been …” present perfect tense.

Put the forms on the board.   The … Read More ....

Sentence Race

A good game for large classes and for reviewing vocabulary lessons.

1. Prepare a list of review vocabulary words.
2. Write each word on two small pieces of paper. That means writing the word twice, once on each paper.
3. … Read More ....

Toilet Paper Game

This activity is used as a “getting to know you”, icebreaker on the first day of class.

1. Teacher takes the toilet paper roll and takes several squares of toilet paper, then hands the roll of toilet paper to a … Read More ....

Blow The Fish

This is a great game to play with large classes

Ideal if you are in Korea.

Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be … Read More ....

The Feather Game

The Feather Game

Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20. 

Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Read More ....

Name The Languages

This is a cool game to play with students or on your own. It helps develop language awareness – a great skill for a developing language learner. You’ll need to use flash in your browser or download and play with … Read More ....

Sentence Auction

I used to play a game called Sentence Auction. Print up money from your home country and give each group of students the same ammount of money. I used to do $1000 in $10 and $20 bills. Then write a Read More ....

Story Chains

Story chains are simple ways to keep students telling a story. Start a story and then students keep adding lines to continue. They can even be done with only words, students relating words to other words through association.

One higher … Read More ....

Story Dominoes

This is a very simple idea that works to help students talk about events and narrate a story.  

Write many ideas / vocabulary on the board, all over the board. 

ex.  A girl in pjamas,  a ball,  Thursday,  green, … Read More ....

Hot hands

Two players face each other. One palms up and the other palms down over the other hand. The player with the palms up try to slap the hand with palms down. When successful, the student can ask the other student … Read More ....