It's in the nature of game shows for the contestants to rack their brains looking for the correect answer. Why not adapt these game formats for grammar or vocabulary revision?A classic that I often use is 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' because it nicely offers the students a choice of four possibilities, from which they have to choose the correct one.I have a PowerPoint that is beautifully formatted for classroom use (I admit, I didn't prepare it myself).Here's a short video clip in which I explain how to prepare the game for class:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6YeLN0XWjAIf you want to download the PowerPoint template, here's the link:http://www.yearinthelifeofanenglishteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Who-wants-to-be-a-Millionaire-template.pptWhy do I like this?
- Everybody knows this game, so you don't need a lot of explanation to set it up.
- It's flexible: you can use it for grammar structures, vocabulary, or revision of topics.
- It's fun and builds up motivation to complete the game.
If you have any ideas about how to use this in class, please comment!
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