Games Activities for the ESLEFL Classroom

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A Project ofThe Internet TESL JournalThis is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom. If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, pleasesubmit it.

Number of Submissions: 132In Order of SubmissionThe most recent submission is on top.Bad Fruit: A Shoppers NightmareWhats the Question?Toilet Paper IcebreakerChain Spelling (Shiri-tori)Bang Bang – A Vocabulary GameBattle Ships – A Vocabulary GameDescribing Appearances & Characteristics of PeopleSentence RacePaper Airplane GamePictionary / CharadesSpelling ContestWhats the Meaning?Catching up on your ABCsSecret CodeCrazy StoryClassroom Rules: Must and MustntDigital Camera Scavenger HuntBeep GameTabooWords Beginning with a Given LetterCounting Liar GameAct Out an ActivityVacation CardsHeadmaster GameCan You Find What Is Different?Guess the Letter on Your BackFold-over StoriesDescriptionsGuessing the Word from a DrawingReviewing TensesFind Parts of Speech of Words in a SentenceThink FastAlphabet Liar GameSurvivor Spelling GameWhats Your Name?Human Bingo – Getting to Know You ActivityBall GameGetting to Know a Little More about Your ClassmatesDraw the TeacherActing AdverbsSuppose ThatCut-Up Sentence KabadiWriting IdeaSpin ZonePrepositions GameMartianPunctuation GameGood Morning BallsAir WriteLost in a JungleIntonation FunTruth or Lie?Syllable GameKaraokeGetting To Know YouExtreme SituationsSpot the DifferenceTraffic Light QuestionsTell Me WhyListening Exercise (Song Puzzle)Four-Letter WordsMemory Game (Long and Short Forms)Spelling ReviewPronunciation BingoSaved by the BellThe Game of TruthInvitation to an Annual DinnerMovie ReviewStory Telling & Memory GameMini PlaysActive BrainstormingBingo – A VariationThe Miming GameBingo AdaptedFind Someone Who …The Alphabet GameAssociations Using the Subjunctive MoodMaking Words from Letters in a Long WordBetting / AuctionThe Brag GameAdding to the Story: OHPs in the ClassroomGroup DialoguePresent Continuous VideosTwenty Questions(Annette Delanghe)Essay Planning Made EasyThe GrandfatherMimesName the PlaceStopVerb Review GameCreate Your Own SimilesFinding the Best Person for the JobVillage FairWriting on ShirtsAdviceAnimals for a DayAnimals, Our FriendsMystery ObjectRole Play: The Exclusive Picture20 True or False ItemsWord Grab with SongsIs Your Conversation Style Feminine or Masculine?A Conversation Idea – Rate the ApparatusA Conversation Idea – How Do You Kill Time?Tell Me about MyselfPeople Who …Fly SwatName SixCareer LettersLearning Months of the YearPersonal SurveyMy TownClass MixerAdd a WordTime IndicatorsFlip a CardBingo with Irregular VerbsJeopardyAdverbial CharadesWho Am I?Guess the ObjectTic Tac Toe or Noughts and CrossesQuestion and Answer Game ActivityKims Game on VideoVideo Scavenger HuntConcentration Using an Overhead ProjectorProve ItWhats the Word?Twenty Questions(Sandy Herman)Simon SaysWhispering GameHangman GameIn Alphabetical OrderThe same pages in ABC order.Acting AdverbsActive BrainstormingAct Out an ActivityAdd a WordAdding to the Story: OHPs in the ClassroomAdverbial CharadesAdviceAir WriteAlphabet Liar GameAnimals for a DayAnimals, Our FriendsAssociations Using the Subjunctive MoodBad Fruit: A Shoppers NightmareBall GameBang Bang – A Vocabulary GameBattle Ships – A Vocabulary GameBeep GameBetting / AuctionBingo – A VariationBingo AdaptedBingo with Irregular VerbsCan You Find What Is Different?Career LettersCatching up on your ABCsChain Spelling (Shiri-tori)Class MixerClassroom Rules: Must and MustntConcentration Using an Overhead ProjectorConversation Idea – How Do You Kill Time?Conversation Idea – Rate the ApparatusCounting Liar GameCrazy StoryCreate Your Own SimilesCut-Up Sentence KabadiDescribing Appearances & Characteristics of PeopleDescriptionsDigital Camera Scavenger HuntDraw the TeacherEssay Planning Made EasyExtreme SituationsFind Parts of Speech of Words in a SentenceFind Someone Who …Finding the Best Person for the JobFlip a CardFly SwatFold-over StoriesFour-Letter WordsGetting to Know a Little More about Your ClassmatesGetting To Know YouGood Morning BallsGroup DialogueGuess the Letter on Your BackGuess the ObjectGuessing the Word from a DrawingHangman GameHeadmaster GameHuman Bingo – Getting to Know You ActivityIntonation FunInvitation to an Annual DinnerIs Your Conversation Style Feminine or Masculine?JeopardyKaraokeKims Game on VideoLearning Months of the YearListening Exercise (Song Puzzle)Lost in a JungleMaking Words from Letters in a Long WordMartianMemory Game (Long and Short Forms)MimesMini PlaysMovie ReviewMy TownMystery ObjectName SixName the PlacePaper Airplane GamePeople Who …Personal SurveyPictionary / CharadesPrepositions GamePresent Continuous VideosPronunciation BingoProve ItPunctuation GameQuestion and Answer Game ActivityReviewing TensesRole Play: The Exclusive PictureSaved by the BellSecret CodeSentence RaceSimon SaysSpelling ContestSpelling ReviewSpin ZoneSpot the DifferenceStopStory Telling & Memory GameSuppose ThatSurvivor Spelling GameSyllable GameTabooTell Me about MyselfTell Me WhyThe Alphabet GameThe Brag GameThe Game of TruthThe GrandfatherThe Miming GameThink FastTic Tac Toe or Noughts and CrossesTime IndicatorsToilet Paper IcebreakerTraffic Light QuestionsTruth or Lie?Twenty Questions(Annette Delanghe)Twenty Questions(Sandy Herman)Twenty True or False ItemsVacation CardsVerb Review GameVideo Scavenger HuntVillage FairWhats the Meaning?Whats the Question?Whats the Word?Whats Your Name?Whispering GameWho Am I?Word Grab with SongsWords Beginning with a Given LetterWriting IdeaWriting on Shirts

Games Activities for the ESLEFL Classroom

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