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Against the Clock

ESL Game: Against the Clock

Against the clock is a simple ESL game that can and can be added a part of your classes’ regular revision routine. Write new vocabulary students cover in class on pieces of paper. Put the pieces of paper in a box or container. Every week, month or during end of unit reviews give one of the students the box. Tell the students that they must explain as many words as possible as they can from the box in a set amount of time e.g two minutes. Then another student tried. Whichever student explains the most words correctly is the winner.

             

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ESL Game Half

ESL Game: Half

Half is a simple game to get students thinking by finishing some sentences. With Half,  students can practice listening skills, writing and speaking in one simple no-prep activity that is sure to get them talking. This activity can be used as a simple warmer at the beginning of class or as a fun cooler. You could use multiple sentences  or just one and play often.

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Printable: Sentences

Method

  1. First make a copy of the printable sentence starters.
  2. In class, dictate some of the sentences to the students.
  3. Students need to complete the sentences and then share their sentences with the other students in class.

Got more ways to play this game or sentences that are fun to use in class? Leave your ideas in the comments below.

Enjoy and have fun!

ESL Play Your Cards Right

ESL Play your cards right. Higher or Lower?Those of you who remember “Play your cards right” will definitely know this classic TV game show. I’m pleased to say now you can share all the fun with your students!

This game is a great way to reward students for working hard or even use it to gamify your grammar class. Put students into groups and see which team gets the highest score. This game is also great to practice comparatives with your students and is sure to get them excited and engaged.

If you have any other ideas or ways to use the game, please share your thoughts in the comments below.

As always, enjoy and have fun.

 

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ESL Word Squares

ESL Word Squares is a great game for young learners, teens and adults. Its a great way to revise vocabulary and a great game for fast finishers or early students.

Activity Time: 10 mins +
Materials required: whiteboard.
Skills practiced: Vocabulary and spelling. 
Level: Young learners, teens and adults. 
Method
1. Draw square on the board with nine boxes. In each box put a letter in each box.

2. Students have to make as many words as they can using the letters in the boxes. They can’t repeat letters.

3. The student with the most words is the winner.

Try in teams or pair, especially with weaker groups.

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