Sunday, October 30, 2011


Students may wish to play games purely for fun. Teachers, however, need more convincing reasons. 'Teachers need to consider which games to use, when to use them, how to link them up with the syllabus, textbook or programme and how, more specifically, different games will benefit students in different ways (Khan, J.1996).' The key to a successful language game is that the rules are clear, the ultimate goal is well defined and the game must be fun.

Below are  THE CROSSES GAME  which we might apply for students
  • Aim    :  to revise vocabulary from previous lesson in a fun, stress free atmosphere
  • Procedure :
Ø  Draw a grid on the board
Ø  Divide the class into 2 teams
Ø  Teams take  it in to nominate square
Ø Teacher asks a question about vocabulary from the previous lessons.
Ø If they get the answer right, the team’s symbol goes into square (O/X)
Ø  If they get wrong, the opposition teams get the chance to answer
The first team to have a line of correct answer in any direction is the winner.

1 comment:

  1. Well, it's always so interesting to use games in a language teaching. I've found it very useful and enhanced student's motivation and interest about English.Great to always take a look at this site for my inspiration.Thank you.