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ESL Quiz

Activity Time: 10 – 30 mins
Introduction:
There are a number of ways quizzes can be used in the ESL classroom. These quizzes have been designed as an end of class activity. I have found that students enjoy this activity as a fun way to end class.
Instructions:
1.Before you start assign teams.
2.You can ask questions in turns for each team passing the question on if students answer incorrectly. You can also get teams to “buzz” in if they know the answer but this can get noisy quickly so be warned!
There are a total of three quizzes broken up into 3 levels ranging from lower intermediate to upper intermediate. Each quiz is broken into four categories science, geography, sports and music. 
You can ask the students what category they want or choose yourself.
This activity can be used well with “Bomb” which you can find HERE

Alternative quiz ideas

Materials required: post-it notes or small pieces of paper.
Method:
1. Give each student a post-it or a piece of paper. Ask them to write down one question with the answer underneath. Alternatively in teams the students can write five questions and assign points depending on difficulty.
2. Collect all the pieces of paper from the teams and ask them their sets of questions.

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ESL Kids Games by David Mulcahy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.elskidsgames.com.

ESL Bomb Game


I have been using this game with great success with a wide range of ESL students. From young learners (8 years up) to adults and all have enjoyed this game and have requested it again and again. It’s a simple game to introduce to students and because of the “chance” nature of the game it ensures that not the same strong students in the class win all the games. This game can be used in many different ways and there are some suggestions below. 


Instructions:


1.     Print out the following five pages.

2.    Cut out each card and sick them to colored card paper. I would suggest laminating these cards if you can as you will find these cards can be used in number of different games and activities.


 How to play:


1.     Place the cards on the board. Either in a numbered line along the bottom or in sets of three.


2.   Students select the number or tell you the position of the card using prepositions etc.


3.    Reveal the card slowly to create some tension!


4.    If the students get points this is added to their points. If they hit a bomb they loose all their points. There are three blank cards included in the set that you can leave blank and no points are awarded or you can add your own ideas i.e. teacher gets 100 points!



I use this game when I play quizzes with my students. Every time each team or each student answered one or two questions correctly they choose a card. The team with the most points wins.  After a long class this game can be a good reward for good work in class.


Note: You can tell the students the number of bombs this can make the game more interesting if they find all but one of the bombs.


You can use the cards as any scoring system for any game you play in class. Most groups enjoy the risk factor of the game and it makes any game interesting.


Experiment and see what works for you. I’m sure you wont be disappointed.


Board Layout suggestions:


Creative Commons License
ESL Kids Games by David Mulcahy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at www.elskidsgames.com.