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Mobile. 1Twenty QuestionsDo you remember car trips as a child playing twenty questions in the back seat?

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You think of a person or object and your siblings have twenty opportunities to ask yes/no questions to determine what object you are thinking of. This is an easy and short activity for you to do with your ESL class when you have a few minutes to spare. The first time you play, your students will need specific direction as to the types of questions to ask. You should help them understand how to ask strategic questions to identify the object. The more practice you give your students with this activity, the better they will get at it, and before long they will be begging you to play!

Make the most of the minutes by using one of these engaging and entertaining time filling techniques. Teach Children ESL - Games. Running Dictation. I’m sure you all have at least some kind of experience with dictations in the classroom.

Running Dictation

Most of the time, dictations are considered boring and can get really frustrating for students, especially if they are still learning how to write in their L1. Here is an idea for practicing dictations and making them less painful. Running dictation is a type of dictation in which your students are responsible for it from the start. They should work in pairs and it goes like this: You should come up with a story that you will write on a piece of paper and hang it onto the wall in your classroom.

You can use multiple sheets of paper so that your students don’t collide during the activity. It’s best to give them a story in form of a riddle or something similar because then if someone is done before the others, you can tell them to try and solve it (matter of discipline in the classroom). Here are some links with stories that can be used for a running dictation. How do you get along with dictations? ESL Games for the Classroom. Alphabet Shout Out Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter.

ESL Games for the Classroom

Alphabet Writing Relay Divide and line up the students into two teams. Divide the board into two halves and have one student from each team run to the board, write 'A', then run to the back of the line. The next student writes 'B', etc. The first team to finish wins. Alphabet Erase relay As 'Alphabet Writing Relay', but this time, write the alphabet on each half of the board and have each team race to erase the letters in order. Logic Riddles and Answers. Photograph Brothers and sisters I have none but this man's father is my father's son.

Logic Riddles and Answers

8 Egg Timer Games. Warm-up Games. English Wizz - LingualNet. Study English with fun, free ESL video quizzes. Akinator, the Web Genius. Games. Crossword GameJust like an old-fashioned word search!

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Using the mouse and the wordlist, find and highlight the hidden English words in the box! As the levels get harder, the words start appearing in different orientations. But hurry, the clock is running! Cumulus ConfectionHigh on Mt Olympus, the Greek gods are planning their annual carnival. But alas! Quizzes Based On VOA Programs. There are 102 multiple-choice quizzes.

Quizzes Based On VOA Programs

Other VOA Sections: America - History - Mosaic - People - Places - Quizzes - Studying - Words - RSS - More Quiz yourself on English grammar and vocabulary while reading scripts from VOA Special English.Not only can you practice English, but you can learn many interesting things while doing so. STICKYBALL: Classic ESL Games and Activities. ESL TREASURE: Games & Activities. Back and forthDivide students into two teams.

ESL TREASURE: Games & Activities

Get a student from each team to stand up. You set the category i.e. days of the week or fruit etc. The students must say one word then the next student quickly says another related word. When one of them breaks the order (A: Monday B: Tuesday A: Wednesday B: Saturday), takes more than 5 seconds to respond or says an irrelevant word to the category they lose.

BingoGive each student a blank sheet of paper. Chair SwapMake one student stand up and turn their chair around so that nobody can sit on it. 77 Educational Games and Game Builders. I'm often asked if I know of any games for subject "x," "y," or "z" for a particular grade level or age group.

77 Educational Games and Game Builders

My answer is usually yes, but I need to search my archives. Therefore, I've gone through my archives and dug up many of games that I've mentioned over the last four years that are still active online. Consider this my humongous list of educational games. 1. Kids Spell provides eight free games that help students learn to spell more than 6,000 words. Riddles! If you think you're a ... try these riddles!

Riddles!

Do you have a riddle? If so, send it along with the source and the solution to me at mcarlton@calpoly.edu. 1. Let's Make a Deal (from Marilyn vos Savant's column "Ask Marilyn") Learning Games For Kids. Quizizz: Fun Multiplayer Classroom Quizzes. English language learning games.

Reading and Writing Skill for ESL/EFL Learner.