Games are an essential part of teaching English as a foreing language. They can be used to warm up the class before our lesson begins, during the lesson to give students a break or to reinforce one subject, or even at the end of class when we have a few minutes left. The list of EFL games is endless and they can be used to test vocabulary, practice conversing, learn tense,…
Here you have some games we use for revising vocabulary related to books and films genres. They are also perfect for practicing grammar(likes and dislikes), tenses and speaking and listening.
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This is a previuos activity used to engage and motivate before starting each lesson as an element of our gamification. Students have to answer or ask their teacher a question in order to get “checkpoints” on their passport.
It is a great way of testing what your students learnt about the subject worked on previous lessons. It allows them to learn from their classmates as well as they have to stay focusing on the activity in order to achieve the best results.
When use it? Before the lesson
Why use it? Grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, students’ attention, learn to learn
This is a pair work activity which students have to complete the missing information by asking a series of yes/no questions and giving information about people’s interest.
In this pair work activity students will complete the missing information by asking about people’s interest.
When use it? during the lesson/end of the lesson
Why use it? Grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, speaking
This is a really fun way to end a lesson. In this speaking work game, students play a board game where they will practice and review what they have learnt in this unit. Divide the class into pairs and give each group a copy of the game board( better A3), a dice and counters. They then take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When one student lands on a square, he/she has to ask his/her classmate a question. If the student can’t answer the question, he/she misses a turn.
When use it? end of the lesson/unit
Why use it? Grammar, vocabulary, oral skills
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