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