Tag: game

The Yes/No Game

Overview:

A simple but fun quick-fire game to liven up a class or as a reward in the final segment of a language lesson.  A student comes to the front of the class, the students choose a topic (for example, … Read More ....

Spelling game

I use this game with my students to check spelling of vocabulary introduced in the previous lesson.

Divide class in two teams, A and B. Divide the board in the middle. Mark each side of the board for each team.… Read More ....

Magic Tricks

i_birthdayI like using magic tricks to get student’s attention. Along the way, they are learning a lot as you explain and show using language. A great way for rich language learning. Here’s a favorite I used to use with my … Read More ....

Pass the Pen!

Conversation is the “art of exchange”. Students learn English but very seldom really learn the art of “holding a conversation” and making it a 2 way exchange. This technique helps this.

Any time students are performing an activity: dialogue, discussion, … Read More ....

Pass the Chicken

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PASS THE CHICKEN!

The prop is the most important element to this game : ) To begin, all students sit in a circle. Select one person to be IT. That person holds the rubber chicken. The teacher or a “caller” … Read More ....

Pass the Paper!

crumpledI was reminded of this game while watching an excellent Korean teacher’s English lesson this week. Pass the Paper (Snowball). It’s great for online or in a regular classroom.

Students in groups pass around a crumpled piece of paper while … Read More ....

Same Sounds Bingo

First, hand out a list of sixteen homophone pairs to your students, such as tale and tail, night and knight, etc…

These lists can be readily found online or you can make your own. You might need to take some … Read More ....

Faces – Who is it?

This is a nice game to play to practice describing people (an important language skill). Simply put up this photo. or this one. Print it out if you want students to work in pairs / groups.

Students take … Read More ....

The Gumball Game (Prepositions of Motion)

“I dropped my gumball, and it went . . . . .”

Required items:

1) Index cards, or pieces of paper

2) A large drawing surface (whiteboard, blackboard, a big piece of paper)

This is a fun activity to help … Read More ....

Find Someone Who Part 2

Usually, the FSW (Find Someone Who ) games entail students asking questions AND writing in names to form sentences. (find a whole pile of pre-made ones on ELT Buzz Teaching Resources)

ie. (name) loves dancing.

However, there is another … Read More ....