ESL Game: Brain Blaster

    ESL Game: Brain Blaster

    Brain Blaster is a game of chance and divergent thinking. This game is a great team game and can be used with young learners, teens and adults. Students are given a category and then roll a dice. Whatever number they get when they roll the dice, they must give that number of answers and get a point for each correct answer.

    Aim: Practice quick thinking and vocabulary in English.

    Materials: A large dice (a small one will do or use our online dice), a list of topics (see below)

    Level: Teens and adults (Lower intermediate +) in groups or as a whole class.

    Time: 10 minutes +

    Method
    1. Put students into teams.
    2. Write a category (see below for examples) on the board.
    3. The first team rolls the dice and whatever number they get they need to supply that many answers. For example, if the topic is colours and they roll a 3 they must provide 3 colours.
    4. Each team then rolls the dice and provides their answer. Each correct answer is given a point. They must not repeat the same answers as the other teams.
    5. If a team cannot answer they lose a point for each item unanswered.
    6. The first team to reach ‘20’ points are the winners.

    Possible category words:

    ANIMALS

    CITIES

    COLORS

    PLANTS

    DESSERTS

    COUNTRIES

    FRUITS

    FINE ARTS

    STORIES

    AUTHORS

    FEELINGS

    BEHAVIORS

    SPORTS

    CLOTHING

    CAMPING

    FARMING

    TELEVISION

    NAMES

    TECHNOLOGY

    PLANTS

    CARTOONS

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