Where’s the Shark? & Spider Man Vampires

Here’s the first game of the year from Mido Farid.  I like this one as you can use it for advanced students to practice a lot of English in one go.  Or a little if that’s what is needed!
1. Place four or five flashcards face up on the floor.
2. Under one card put a smaller picture of a shark.
3. Don’t let the students see where you put the shark.
1. Call four or five students up and ask them to choose one card each to stand on.
2. Ask the students to either name their flashcard, use it to make a sentence or use it to make a mini presentation (depending on the level of your class.)
3. On “Go!” the students turn over their cards.
4. The student who finds a shark under his or her flashcard gets to chase the other students back to their seats.
5. He or she pretends to be a shark and snaps and bites at the others. Don’t let the students use their mouths, however. Instead let them use their arms to open and close like a giant mouth.
I can certainly see this working with even college level students & adults as the anticipation of who has the shark will keep everyone’s adrenaline flowing right through even complex speeches!

Vampires & Spiderman

Mido also came up with the idea of using the Vampire and Suphero mini cards for the Spider Man game.  These are particular good for teenage classes where superheroes (for the boys) and vampires (for the girls!)  are crazy popular!

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6 Responses to “Where’s the Shark? & Spider Man Vampires”

  1. Jocely Kikuchi

    Hi Mido sensie,
    Thank you very much for this simple but wonderful game. I love to hear from other english educators who already tried the game.
    Please share.

  2. mido farid

    hi teachers
    im mido
    what do you think of my games
    hope all of you enjoy my games

  3. Nena

    Thanks Mido..another fun and simple game!
    I will certainly try it…with simple language for my 3rd graders!

  4. mido

    hi teachers
    i hope any one read my games leave a comment
    coz i still have lots of ideas im going to send them to genkienglish
    hope to hear from u soon

  5. Nicky

    Just played this game with junior high 2nd graders. The class was 9 kids. Did it first with groups of 4 and 5, then all together with 9.
    The group of 9 worked out a little better since the “shark” was closer to everyone else and it was easier to tag people. Otherwise they were a little fast and it was a bit difficult to tag someone.
    I used it with “I’m going to (~)” With the ~ finishing the sentence. I said go, they read the sentences fast and flipped over the cards – it worked out well!
    They enjoyed it and their parents enjoyed watching. 🙂
    Thank you very much for sharing this game!

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