ESL Game: Just a Minute Tic Tac Toe

ESL Game: Just Minute Tic Tac Toe
15 Jun, 2017

ESL Game: Just a Minute Tic Tac Toe

Just a Minute Tic Tac Toe is a simple no-prep game that can be used as a warmer or cooler in class. This is a great activity to get students speaking  as it uses topics that interest the students. This activity can also be a great way to get to know the interests of your students. This activity is also very student-centered and a great way to end class.

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Method

1. Draw a Tic Tac Toe grid on the board and in each space write a topic that you think some of your students are interested in. For example; games, famous people, their local area, school, their favourite YouTube channel etc.
2. Play the game with two teams, to claim their X or O, a team member must attempt to talk about the topic in the chosen square for 60 seconds. This can be changed depending on the students level. They must avoid pausing or repetition.

Extension

Play this game when doing revision to practice CLIL or revise the main topics of the units of the book.

More ESL Activities with Pictures
Discover more ESL Picture Activities.

Describe the photo – This online activity has loads of photos to practice describing and talking. This is fantastic for students preparing for the PET (B1) Exam.

ESL Four Pictures One Word – A fun end of class game for lower levels to practice vocabulary.

ESL Writing Prompts with Pictures – Generate stories using pictures. Great for young learners and teens

Describe and Draw – A simple activity for teens and even young learners.

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DavidM

David has been teaching ESL for a number of years across Asia and Europe. He currently lives and works in Seville, Spain where he has been teaching for the past three years. He is currently studying an MA in Digital Technologies, Communication and Education in TESOL.

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