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Typhoon

15-40 minutes Groups of 3-6 Practice making sentences with game board grid Play with ‘Bankrupt’ instead of ‘Typhoon’ Use category cards instead of word cards Make a minimum number of words for each sentence Have students listen and repeat after…

ESL Games: I Went to the Market

10-20 minutes Any Use memory to reinforce past-tense structure and focus on correct use of articles I went to the electronics store and I bought… When I go on vacation I will take… Next year, when my friend and I…
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ESL Games: Janken Slap

5-20 minutes depending on how many cards are used Groups of 2-4 Review vocabulary words/grammar structures by slapping flashcards Use one flash card for each person in the group 2 for pairs, 3 for groups of three, and 4 for…

ESL Games: Love Triangles

10-30 minutes Groups of 4 Practice discussion by comparing things Give students criteria to judge which is best Use a line for two items Use a square, pentagon, etc for more items Draw a triangle on the board Write three…

ESL Games: Kabura-Nice

One minute per topic Depends on topic, max. 10 Brainstorming vocabulary relevant to the topic In smaller groups (where it would be easy for everyone to have different answers) then reward one point for answers which are *the same*. Perhaps…
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