Learning a language is a hard job. You should make an effort continually to keep your lessons more interesting and enjoyable. At this juncture, games help us to sustain the students’ interest and work. I’ve created this page to provide lessons and ideas on playing games to teach English in our classes. Hope you find it useful.
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This is an enjoyable game for practicing action verbs and adverbs.
One student has to think of a verb, but not tell the others.
FAST AND FASTER
It is a competitive and enjoyable game for students to practice speaking and revising certain vocabulary words.
Ask students to be pair. One of the students will be the listener and the other one will be the speaker until the end of the game.
CATEGORY VOCAB GAME
It is an effective activity for students to get the practice they need in certain categories.
How to do the activity in our classes:
Decide on your categories that you want to revise (the things that make you frigtened, the things that you enjoy, my family, phrasal verbs, etc… )
VocBox-game is an enjoyable and competitive vocabulary activity that you can apply at the end of the units.
decide on your vocabulary list and prepare your questions related to them. The questions might be based on definitions, antonomys, synonmys, pictures or situations about the target words.
NAME & COUNTRY
Name& Country should be one of the oldest games that all of us played in our childhood. This game can be played by more than two students or in big groups.
Divide a piece of paper into 6 columns.
Hot seat is a game that all the students in every level can play and enjoy.
Divide the class into two groups.
CAR - RACE
1. Form groups of 3 or 4 in your class
2. Ask each group draw a picture of a car on a piece of paper. They should give a name to their cars.
Draw a big car on the board.
Ask the students to come to the board and add an image (e.g. a girl, sun, ice cream, etc.. )to the picture on the board.
POT- LUCK GRID
Draw the following chart on the board and give a number on each square.
Form groups of three / four of the students and ask them to determine a group symbol.
Draw an empty chart on the board and fill in each field with the words that the students have recently learned.
Give a number to each square.
BACK TO BACK
It is an enjoyable vocabulary practice activity in which students enjoy too much.
Make two groups in the classroom
Ask them to line up in front of the board.
SECRETARY RUNNER GAME
It is a kind of dictation activity in which the students compete with each other as groups. At first, choose a short text and make about 4 or 5 copies. Paste them on different corners of the classroom.
Backgammon is a well known game called “Tavla” in Turkey. Let me explain the game briefly at first: It is a game where players bring checkers on, move them round the board
WOWW GAME (Present Perfect Tense)
This is a practical activity to get used to the structure of Present Perfect.
Prepare 15-20 sentences in Present Perfect describing various activities that anyone would share to brag. (Read more…)
FOLDED PAPER (Relative Clause)
This is an enjoyable game I learned in a workshop a few years ago. After presenting the topic “relative clause”, you can easily adapt this activity into your lesson. (Read more…)
CHAIN SENTENCES (Type 1 Conditionals)
It is a classic but effective activity to sustain the drill of Type 1 Conditionals.
The teacher tells the following story: (Read more…)