eslHQ Home
User Name Password
Lost Password? | Join eslHQ.com, it's FREE!
View today's posts
Search Extras Help   

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Unread Sep 20th, 2008, 06:09 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jan 11th, 2008
Posts: 17
sooy is on a distinguished road
Default Some Games that have worked!

Make a worksheet titled "Find someone who..."
I had about 15 things such as
Favourite colour is Yellow
Has been to a beach
Has been fishing
Was born in December
Can sing a song in English
etc etc etc
The class then circulates with the worksheet correctly asking different students each item until they have a different name in each space.
I wrote the correct start to the questions on the board(just in case they needed help) ie Can you...Have you...was you....Is your
NOW of course ...they try to cheat, they copy others answers, guess answers, forget to ask in English...so I then added a twist
After about 15 minutes of circulating I got the students to sit back down.
I then got one to stand up and say a classmates name and address one of the questions to them. If their classmate answers with an affirmative eg"Yes I have been to a beach" then the student who asked the question sits down and his classmate then takes over and asks another student a question. Sounds easy RIGHT ! but nearly all their answers are incorrect (because they've cut corners)...so when their classmate answers "No...I haven't been to the beach"..The student has to keep asking different classmates questions until he/she gets a correct answer. It causes much laughter and is is great for practicing asking questions correctly.
The other curve ball I threw in was...the worksheet contained a question "Find someone who......Doesn't like chocolate"
So when the students are standing up asking each other questions trying to get a yes...so they can sit down...It didn't take long for the students to catch on that they could quickly ask someone if they like chocolate...the other student would say NO and sit straight back down before realising they had been caught out.(find someone who doesn't like chocolate)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Unread Sep 20th, 2008, 06:22 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jan 11th, 2008
Posts: 17
sooy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Some Games that have worked!

At the start of the semester...I showed the students a power point photo show about my home in Australia... Things I like and like to do etc...I then made lists on the board (as they called out) of things that they like (animals,food,sport and recreation,... I then threw a fluffy dice into the crowd of students...basically,whoever caught it, rolled the dice and whatever number it landed on...well that was the amount of things they had to tell me about themselves. That student then threw the dice to someone else....and on and on
If the students didn't want to catch it ...I made it that if it hit them, they had to answer(It's a soft fluffy dice) or whoever it was closest to. It was a good introductory lesson that also went over well...For the more advanced Junior 3 students who were quite capable of telling me a lot about themselves, I just used a big soft (blow up)rubber ball the same way and they had to say the works It kind of turned into an English "Brandy ball game" lesson though...
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Unread Sep 20th, 2008, 06:23 am
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Jan 11th, 2008
Posts: 17
sooy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Some Games that have worked!

and the minimal pairs fly swatter game works great...but as I mentioned in another post...It can get really loud and noisy!!
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Unread Sep 30th, 2008, 09:32 am
msolana's Avatar
eslHQ Member
 
Join Date: Sep 30th, 2008
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 2
msolana is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Some Games that have worked!

sounds good I might give it a shot in my spanish class
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads Replies
Games for 5-9 year olds in large groups (20+) 11
Printable list of Halloween Games 4
Games games games 7
Phonetic and intonation games, cards or board games please!!! 0
Do you have Olympic Games Teaching materials? 4

Find the Best TEFL, TESL, TESOL & CELTA Certification Courses - User Submitted Ratings & Reviews for Online, Distance & Abroad TEFL Courses. Over 3,500 reviews of 100+ TEFL schools!

Teach English in Thailand - Onsite and Combined TEFL certification courses in Phuket, Thailand.


Free ESL Flashcards


Similar Threads Replies
Games for 5-9 year olds in large groups (20+) 11
Printable list of Halloween Games 4
Games games games 7
Phonetic and intonation games, cards or board games please!!! 0
Do you have Olympic Games Teaching materials? 4


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 am.

All materials from this website are for classroom-use only. Digital redistribution of materials, in part or in whole, is strictly forbidden!

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2