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Hi, I'm looking for fun games that will cover the lesson plan for one-to-one teaching. I have a young boy 12 years old and I want to teach using games and repetition. Does anyone know of any? Thank you very much!
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all kinds of board games for teaching new vocabulary
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I'm with you, Beatrix! Board games are excellent. Debra, you can choose ones that use single sentences as answers, or you can use ones that use more talking. A lot depends on how much your student knows, and how well he uses grammar.
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Thank you for your quick replies. Do y'all (yes, I'm a Southerner) know of any other good website or material that provides a lot of material for this age group and one-to-one?
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What vocabulary do you want the student to learn or practice? (parts of the body, buildings and places, opposites, etc.)
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Here's a card game that might be fun.

Pre-Intermediate: Level 2. 'Going To' Card Game.
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I think Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students (Fun English Study) is the best ESL site out there for what you are looking for. I used to use it a lot with my middle school ESL students. There are all sorts of English learning activities. I wish my own site was as good...!
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Board games work well for one-to-one. Funny because I am working hard on more board games right now.I have provided free templates you can use to create your own games. You won't have trouble, there is a video tutorial.
Equally, you can use these fun games online to practice grammar and here to practice vocabulary.
Did I say it is all free?
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Who Is It? Family Game: Amazon.co.uk: Toys & Games

Hello
I don't know where you are from but in France there is a quite popular board game called " who is it?"( there is a travel version too)
I have bought one from a garage sales and it cost me 3€. I bought it for my step-daughter ( now 12 years old)

Player 1 ( P1) and Player 2 ( P2) each have a board with about 30 pictures of very different characters.
P1 and P2 secretly pick a character; then here is how the game goes:
P1 : " Are you a man?"
P2: "No"
P1 gets rid of all the pictures of men. It's a game of deduction.
Then P2 asks a question too : For example o you have blue eyes? Do you wear a hat? glasses? Is your hair curly? Do you have a beard? and so on.
The game goes on until P1 or P2 guesses right

What I like about that game:
- it takes only 15 min
- it helps to review and learn some vocabulary to describe people
- you can decide to ask " is she/he , does she/he, Has she/he " instead of using " you",
- It's great to review questions tags " You have got green eyes, haven't you?" if the kid already know them and how to answer " yes I have, no I haven't" ,etc => it helps them to pay attention and listen to clues
And kids like it!!!
If your student gets more advanced you can try to play Cluedo ( in an easier way: maybe you can make up your own cards with the kids. I know a teacher who didn't like to play this game because it's about a murder ( who murdered the guy? in which room? with which tool? gun, knive, etc. So she made up another story and games rules that i liked: The parents get out and when they come back they realize that the kids didn't stay in their bedroom as they were being told=> they have to discover who broke something in the kitchen, who watched TV, who made a mess in th ebathroom, etc
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My hats off to you! These are some great ideas. Thank you very much mawel. I'm an American and I'm teaching English in Poland now. Thank you very much for your ideas. I have one 12 year old boy and his parents don't want me to teach him book work, but just games and reinforce what he is learning in school. So, I must look at the index of his book, which I found online, and go by that to figure out what game I need to be setting up for him. sometimes I do have to make them up myself. So far he has liked them.
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Hello Debra,

Great! I am glad if i can be of any help!
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Here's a simple Rummy game for one-on-one classes
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Hello ^^

The Life in Korea Blog of Simon and Martina Stawski in Bucheon, Korea has the game that Mawell was talking about (Who is it?). You can find it under "Lessons/teaching ESL". They also have the lesson on video so you can see how to teach it.

Hope that helps!

(Oops, I just realized there are a lot of Korean celebrities your student might not know.... but you can always try the Battleship game!)
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