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GamesHere you can find entertaining games which involve language use. If you have any favourite language learning games that work well with your students, why not contact us and send them in.

Stop the Bus

This is a great game to revise vocabulary and you can use it with any age group and any level by changing the category headings.

Gap Fill Gamble

This is a game to make any gap-fill task or cloze texts (reading tasks with gaps) more exciting.

In the Teacher’s Shoes

This is great for the first class with a new group or when you come back to class after a holiday or even after a weekend.

Christmas games

These are some games which we associate with parties and Christmas celebrations in UK schools. They can be adapted for language learners of all ages and levels.

Mastermind

This is a great game for those logical-mathematical thinkers.

I went to the shops

This is a classic memory game where each person adds a new item to the list in alphabetical order.

The Press Conference

This is a great activity for practising question forms in a fun way and gives structured speaking practice to lower levels. 

Happy Graph

This is a valuable warmer activity for any teenage class. It gives the students the chance to get to know you a little more and it gives you the opportunity to find out about how your students are feeling before you start your lesson.

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What's on my head?

This activity is an adaptation of the original Hedbanz and is good for practising or revising vocabulary in general or it can be related to a specific topic.

Chain drawings

This is a fun activity using music which can be used with all groups.

Grammar auction

This is a teacher led auction. It can be played with mixed language points which are causing difficulty or on a specific area.

Hot seat

This is a good activity for getting your students going in the morning. It is also excellent for revising vocabulary.

Stand up sequences

This is a good game to practise any standard sequence such as numbers 1 – 30, days of the week, months of the year, the alphabet etc.

Lost your voice

This is like a role-play activity with no dialogue!

Telephone Wires

This is the classic children’s party game sometimes known as ‘Chinese whispers’.

A Dark and stormy night

The main focus of this activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening speaking and reading skills and also for practising past tenses, descriptive vocabulary and generally having fun.

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A Dark and stormy night

The main focus of this activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening speaking and reading skills and also for practising past tenses, descriptive vocabulary and generally having fun.

Back writing

This is a good activity for restless younger classes.

Battleships

This childhood board game can easily be adapted for use in the language classroom.

Chain drawings

This is a fun activity using music which can be used with all groups.

Change places…

This is a great activity to get students moving about and practice some vocabulary or sentence structures.

Christmas games

These are some games which we associate with parties and Christmas celebrations in UK schools. They can be adapted for language learners of all ages and levels.

Concentration

This is a good game for high-energy groups when you need to get them all sitting down and on task.

Conditional chain game

This game is good to revise and practise structures in the first conditional. 

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