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!