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A fun ESL game for teaching English to children

To play this ESL game:

  • You'll need to get a ping-pong ball
  • Along the base of the whiteboard draw boxes that contain things like + or - 1, 5, 10 or 20. Also put things in there like 10 jumping jacks, switch points, etc.
  • Form two teams and have two students formulate a Q&A or a sentence
  • Award the first to say it correctly a chance to blow the ball
  • The student places the ball at the end of the whiteboard and blows the ball
  • Wherever the ball lands determines what the student receives
  • If the ball stops rolling in the box that contains +20 then his team gets +20
  • Continue