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Archive for the “Games”


Monday, October 16th, 2006

Listen to the show. Here’s a pretty simple word game that’s fun and requires little preparation.  Just printout this gameboard and hand them out to the students.  You can have students work in pairs or on their own.  It’s a great vocabulary game and warm-up activity for older children to adults.  Enjoy!

GAME OF THE WEEK: Race to the Board

Monday, October 9th, 2006

Listen to the show. A simple game that requires no preparation. Students race to the board and … you’ll have to listen for the rest. It’s great to get them moving and even works with college students and adults.


Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Listen to the show. A fun and easy to prepare game that works to improve fluency, volume, and can be used for grammar or vocabulary review. All you need is a deck of cards and some students. 🙂

Halloween classroom decorating, activities and games

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Listen to the show. If you didn’t know, Mark halloweens hard. This week we talk about some different Halloween activities and original games you can use in your classes or at a Halloween party. Since Halloween products can sometimes be scarce in other parts of the world, there are also some tips for how to […]

GAME OF THE WEEK: Video activity

Monday, September 18th, 2006

Listen to the show. This week’s guest talks about a video activity he did with his university students making demonstrative videos and how you can too. With minimal media capabilities (a cell phone, webcam, digital camera or video camera,) you can make your students stars!

GAME OF THE WEEK: The Prepositions Game

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Listen to the show. The Game of the Week is the prepositions game. Get your students to become masters of prepositions of location. Best of all, it’s fun for everyone!

GAME OF THE WEEK: Do you know how to…

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Listen to the show. An easy to prepare activity that sends students on a mission to get past the angry bear, over the ominous mountain or past the angry English teacher for example. You can follow up with a writing exercise and you’ll have speaking, listening, reading, and writing all in one activity. Try it […]

GAME OF THE WEEK: The Can-Must Game

Monday, June 26th, 2006

Listen to the show. Altering and using the template provided here, students go around and practice giving other students commands, ‘You must …’ or ‘You can’t …’ The students mark down what they are told and then the insanity begins. The game is pretty fun, quick, easy to set up and explain. It will work […]

Game of the Week: a spelling/vocab builder activity

Monday, June 19th, 2006

We’re unfortunately not able to bring you a show this week but I did want to at least post a game of the week. This actually came out of a discussion as to what one could do with some scrabble tiles. You don’t need scrabble tiles. I use the simple alphabet cards I have for […]

GAME OF THE WEEK: Show Me – Give Me

Monday, June 12th, 2006

Listen to the show. This week’s game of the week deals with the verbs ‘show’ and ‘give’. Get your students listening, speaking and writing sentences using these words. Useful for practicing present and past tense.