This is an ESL game for practicing vocabulary. It works well for practicing pronunciation.

This activity breaks the words into syllables for a simpler pronunciation.


  • You'll need some A4 paper cut into about 4 pieces
  • Take vocabulary words from your lesson and cut them into syllables. For example, "in" goes on one piece of paper and "sect" goes on another
  • Have one student for each syllable come to the front of the class and give each their syllable
  • Standing side by side have the students pronounce their syllables one at a time
  • Then have your students scrunch down
  • Say "Go" and they quickly stand up and say their syllable
  • Correct any mistakes and have the whole class repeat together
  • Change students and vocabulary words
  • Continue

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