EFL / ESL games have a key role to play in today’s classroom, and not just for kids. In the modern world student attention is more divided than ever, so it’s imperative we create a fun, engaging learning environment. Read More >>
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In the Change Chairs ESL game (also known as Fruit Bowl), students have to change chairs if the sentence spoken by another student is true for them.
In the Connect Four ESL game students have to get ‘four in a row’ by identifying correct word(s), for example irregular verb forms.
The How Well Do You Know Your Friend ESL game is a ‘Mr and Mrs’ style game in which students have to answer questions about their partner.
The I Went To The Shop ESL game is a simple memory exercise which you can tailor to practise food, home or classroom objects vocabulary, or the past simple.
In the Run To It ESL game (also known as Stations), students locate the correct answer for a given question and run to it.
The Tic-Tac-Toe ESL game is a version of the classic game in which players can only draw their symbol if they complete a mini language task successfully.
The Timeline ESL game is based on the card game of the same name, in which players try and put famous historical events in chronological order.
The Who Am I ESL game is a version of the popular party game in which students have to guess the person assigned to them.
The Would I Lie To You ESL game is a variation on Two Truths And A Lie, based on the UK TV panel show Would I Lie To You?.