ESL Bomb Game

ESL Bomb is a simple way to bring a little fun and excitement when revising material or playing games with your students. This activity can be used with quizzes, while revising, correcting homework and so on. If students get an answer correct they can choose one of the squares. If they get a number they collect that amount of points however, if they get a ‘bomb’ they lose all of their points. This scoring system is especially useful in mixed ability classes as the element of chance brought by this scoring system ensures that all students have an equal chance winning regardless of their level.
Level: All levels and ages

Project the interactive game on the board.
When students or their teams answer a question they may select one of the 9 squares.
If a student/team selects a square with points they collect those points. If they select a square with a bomb they lose all their points.
The team with the most amount of points when all the squares are selected are the winner.


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ESL Directions Game: Ship In The Fog

Ship in the Fog is a fun and simple way to practice directions with your students. In this activity students make an obstacle course in the classroom. After, a blindfolded student must complete the obstacle course while being given directions verbally by the other students. 
Activity time: 5 minutes and above
Level: Young learners, teens.


Get students to make an obstacle course using items in the classroom. For example they could use the chairs or desks.
In pairs or teams, one student wears a blindfold while their partner gives them directions to get through the course.
The fastest team to complete the obstacle course are the winners!
If you don’t have much classroom space. You can use a printed maze. See below.

Variations: If you don’t have a lot of space you could use a printed maze. Play the activity in the same way but instead the blindfolded student must draw their way out of the maze. See the printable for a sample Maze.

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ESL Game: Sound Charades

Sound Charades is a super fun game for young learners but could be also used with other levels. This version of charades is played the same as the original but in this version you can only make sounds. Students can either write their own or used the prepared cards. A student from the class selects a card and must imitate the sound of the object. The other students in class must guess what the object is. The student who guesses correctly then goes next. 
Activity time: 10 minutes +
Materials required: Blank pieces of paper OR Vocabulary cards (see below for examples)
Skills practiced: Vocabulary practice
Level: Young learners (could be used with other levels)

First, you can get students to write up their own cards or use the printable cards.
A student selects a card with the name of an object on it.
That player then has to imitate the sound that objects make.
The other players have to guess the objected that is being imitated.
The player who guess correctly goes next.  


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