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asiaexpat Feb 6th, 2005 08:30 am

You probably know this but this is something I've seen in corporate seminars here in Thailand--the 7's game

All get together in a circle--strat counting from 1,2,3 etc, around the circle-any time the number reaches a mutiple of 7 or has a 7 init i.e 7, 17 the person has to clap his handes without saying the number --if they get it wrong and blurt it out-they are out of the circle and it starts again. Eventually it ends with a winner by elimination

Good for some laughs and as ice breaker

little sage Feb 6th, 2005 07:59 pm

Numbers Game
Yeah, that's a really fun game. Great for practicing numbers and counting with lower level classes, and it's a really good warm up. I've played it with the number 3, but I think 7 would be a better number because then it would involve more practice -someone inevitably screws up early so we rarely get past, say, 13.

A variation of the game for higher level classes could be to have students answer a spelling/vocabulary/grammar question as a "penalty" for screwing up. In that case I would let them rejoin the group ;) .

Thanks for the reminder. I think I'm reviewing numbers this afternoon with my level 3 class!

little sage Feb 6th, 2005 08:04 pm

Oh yeah,

and don't forget that the instructions part before you play is a great way to review imperatives ...

Happy Camper Feb 7th, 2005 04:41 am

I'm also reviewing this week. This game will be great for a quick, end of class review. Thanks asiaexpat!

asiaexpat Feb 10th, 2005 06:45 am


Quote Happy Camper
I'm also reviewing this week. This game will be great for a quick, end of class review. Thanks asiaexpat!

There is another game also in the circle where you around and then reverse direction when the tripped-i forget the exact game--maybe with numbers also

chocopie May 13th, 2005 12:36 am

We play a version of this in Korea called "Sam-Yuk-Gu" (3-6-9). Same thing going around in a circle, except they have to clap on any number containing a 3, 6, or a 9 (not multiples of 3 though - you wouldn't clap on 12 for example). You can then "upgrade" the game by adding another "catch" - they have to say "OK!" or whatever on multiples of 5. I also use this game to review ordinal numbers (first, second, third...).

DavidBailey May 14th, 2005 03:31 pm

Great idea. I have never heard of this in Brazil.



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