Saturday, October 17, 2015

A game to practice comparatives

You’ve probably heard of the game “Jeopardy”. It is commonly used in EFL/ESL classrooms for different reasons. I adapted it to practice comparative adjectives with 6th graders. I have given the download link below but if you are new to this game, here is how you play it:

Make groups (groups of 4 or 5, however you like it).

On the first slide, you have different categories and point values. The first group chooses a category and one of the point values under that category. When you click on the point value they choose, it gives you a question. The group members decide on the answer together in 10 seconds (since they are multiple choice questions) and say their answer. The answer is on the next slide. If it is correct, they get the full point value; if not, they lose half the points.

To go back to the table of categories, you need to click on a blank area on the slide, but make sure that the cursor is a hand pointer icon, which means you’re clicking on a link. You can of course change the questions and rules to use it for different purposes. Continue until all questions have been answered.  The team with the most points wins.

My students really enjoyed it! Download the game here!