New Game: Olympic Medal Game! (Phonics, How many etc.)

snowboardingOne great game I’ve used for the Olympics (Summer or Winter) Β is to print out, or put on screen, the medals table in English from the Winter Olympics website.

Then you can play a game ….

1. Make sure everyone can see the medals table.

2. Ask a question, such as “How many medals does Finland have?”

3. The quickest team to answer is the winner.

4. Draw up a new medals table for the class on the board, and give this group a gold medal.

5. They then asks another question for another team to get the silver medal.

Great for numbers, countries & phonics practice for countries they don’t know!

What do you think, do let us know in the comments!

Be genki,


P.S. Β You can also use Google Earth to zoom in and ask “Where is ….?” with place names or even event locations!

P.P.S. Β You can use the medalists table to ask questions like “Which country is ….. from?”

P.P.P.S. Β Don’t forget the Winter Sports lesson from the other day!

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2 Responses to “New Game: Olympic Medal Game! (Phonics, How many etc.)”

  1. Margit

    Thanks for the reminder!

    I played a really great fame with my adult class using this Medal list.

    gReat to have the last summer olympic medal list kept laminated, so the fun will be continued next week.

  2. Manizheh Hassani

    Hello Richard
    I’m an English teacher. I ‘m in kurdestan in Iran.My students are about 15-18 years old.I saw your teaching through Website . I love it.Two weeks later I have a match about teaching grammar ( verb + object + to + verb) For example: I wanted her to make some cake. Now I want you to help me teach this point.I love to teach lesson like you but I can’t.
    This lesson that I’ll want to teach is about Olympic Games. so I want to use these words for teaching grammar……….Thanks

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