This is a jazzed up version of a game I saw at the ACET meeting the other day.
1. One student, “the biter”, stands by one end of the table. They face the wall.
2. Everyone else stands by the other end of the table. They face “the biter”.
3. In between lay, face down so no one can see, today’s mini cards or picture cards. e.g. What do you want to be for Halloween?
4. The kids ask the biter today’s question e.g. What do you want to be for Halloween?
5. The biter choses one answer.
6. The biter then asks the kids “What do you want to be for Halloween“?
7. The other kids move forward & turn over the first card. They all say out together what it is e.g. I want to be a ghost etc.
8. The biter again asks the kids “What do you want to be for Halloween“?
9. The other kids move forward & continue to the next card, turning it over and saying the English.
10. But .. if they uncover and shout out the card that the biter chose they have to run back to the safe wall on their side of the class!
11. But…. they can’t run until the biter turns around!
12. If the biter catches anyone before they touch the wall, that person becomes the new biter.
13. Shuffle the cards and repeat from step 1.
There’s plenty of speaking practice here, both in groups and individually.
Of course the tension comes as you get nearer and nearer the biter.
What do you think?