Tongue Twister Running Dictation

ESL Game_ Tongue Twister Running Dictation
12 Apr, 2018

Tongue Twister Running Dictation

Tongue Twister Running Dictation is a simple activity to practice reading, writing and speaking skills with ESL students. In this activity, students work in pairs or teams to read a tongue twister and then run to their partner who has to write the tongue twister. This activity is a great way to get students out of their chairs and having some fun while practicing key skills.

Aim: Practice reading, writing and speaking skills

Level: All levels 8 years +

Method

1. Divide your class into small groups (of two-three students is perfect)

2. Put tongue twisters on the wall around the classroom (as many tongue twisters as there are groups).

3. Explain that one person at a time can run to a tongue twister and then run back to the table. The person at the table then writes down the tongue twister as the runner told them.

Extension: Have students say the full tongue twister 3 times correctly before they are declared the winners!

Click the download button to find a printable list of tongue twisters that can be used with this activity.

More Tongue Twister activities
Discover more tongue twister activities.

Dictogloss Tongue Twisterin this activity students listen to the teacher saying a tongue twister. Then, students must rewrite the tongue twister and later, in pairs/groups, use their notes to recreate the full tongue twister. Later, students can practice saying the tongue twister.

ESL Tongue Twisters – a fun game for young learners, teen and even adults to practice pronunciation or just to warm up at the beginning of class.

Find more other short activities for young learners and teens

Enigma (young learners 10+, teens, and adults)

Finish the Quote (Teens and adults)

Brain Breaks (Young learners and teens)

Vocabulary Circle  (Young learners, teens and adults)

How many things… (Young learners and teens)

Boredom Buster (Young learners and teens)

The Story (Young learners and teens)

Creating curiosity in the classroom (Young learners and teens)

Discover more games and activities for young learners here 

Find more games and activities on our YouTube Channel

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.

Leave a Reply

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.