Tagged: review game ideas
Level: Beginner +
Age: Primary +
Target language: Any vocabulary or phrases, numbers
Time: 20 minutes
Preparation: None. You will need two regular six-sided dice.
1: Divide the class into two or more teams.
2: Think of a word or phrase and write underscore lines on the board as you would in hangman. For example “how are you?” would be _ _ _ / _ _ _ / _ _ _ ?
3: One team starts by rolling the two dice. They then guess a letter. Students score the total of the two dice multiplied by the number of times their guessed letter appears. Therefore a roll of seven would score seven if they guessed “h”, fourteen if they guessed “o” and nothing if they guessed “b.”
4: Repeat step three with each team guessing a new letter. The team with the most points after all the letters have been guessed are the winner. You could then have a new round with a different word or phrase.
1: You can give students a chance to solve the whole phrase to get a set number of points. Allow students to use their turn to solve, but if they are wrong pass the turn to the next team.
2: Instead of dice you could create a spinner, or random number generator.
3: Some numbers can be given special significance in the game. For example two could result in a team missing their turn, while twelve could result in them losing all their points. Another number could allow students to steal from the other teams, or even to have a free guess (without points) or another go (with points).
4: You could make the arithmetic more difficult by included more dice or with differing numbers of sides.
Example Vocabulary and Phrases:
Idioms or fixed expressions (e.g. beat around the bush, hit rock bottom)
Names of books or movies (e.g. a farewell to arms, crime and punishment)
Phrases or expressions from stories
Famous quotes (e.g. the best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln)
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