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Default 10 minute games for teenage learners

Hello all,
I need some fairly easy games to set up (that don't require much preparation) for those seemingly endless 10 minutes before the bell rings.
I've got teenage SS and I've done hangman, hot seat and the whole kit and caboodle and I need some fresh suggestions to keep them interested ( and with 16/18 year-olds that's no easy feat! )
Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks a million!
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Default Re: 10 minute games for teenage learners

Are you familiar with MES English? Mark has a lot of great games and activity sheets that you can print out. I use his spiders and candy game with all of my elementary students, and he has a lot of other games and worksheets of varying difficulty.
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Default Re: 10 minute games for teenage learners

eaturcheese - Thanks!

MES English games
Spiders and Candy game
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No worries, Mark. I use enough of your materials at my school so I might as well help out by promoting them. It's the first place that I look for ideas, followed shortly by this website.
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Default Re: 10 minute games for teenage learners

21 questions usually works very well. This really helps them to form questions at the same time. Any game that includes speaking is good. I also play the game where you ask a question and they have to write the answer on the board. This is great for younger learners too. The links that Mark has listed are great. You can also search online for more.

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1 game you could do is to draw a dart board on the board (24 segments) and fill the spaces with the alphabet. Have the student throw a magnetic dart at the board and whatever letter it lands on, they must make a word beginning with that letter. How many letters that word has are points; e.g. apple would be 5 points, alphabet would be 8 points and so on
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Default Re: 10 minute games for teenage learners

One game worked well for my 12-14 year olds who were learning past tense (I probably stole the idea from here or somewhere else anyway but I'll post it again!).

-Split the class into two teams (A&B), and split the blackboard for both teams accordingly
-Give each student in the team A a number (1-30), and team B the same (1-30), so each student has a competitor (this might take up to 3 minutes)
- Call out a present tense verb and a number- when that students' number is called, both must race to the front to write down the past tense verb
-Be prepared for a lot of action!

I found that even the least active students would bomb down to the front to the blackboard and jump over desks to get there first- pity their answers didn't always match their enthusiasm!
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