Making games that work

Do your students like playing games? Not just inside the classroom but in general? Mike does, and he has taken 2 of his favourites and adapted them for the EFL classroom – and made an original one too! In his session he showed us exactly how simple it is to make your own versions of ‘Apples to Apples’ and ‘Dobble’, and also a minimal pairs game inspired by the pronunciation activity book Ship or Sheep?

He has shared the templates with us, they’re really easy to use and personalise for any of your classes – you can just edit them on powerpoint.  And if you want more complete instructions then head over to Mike’s own blog Teaching Games.

 

Mike shows his group how to make their own versions of Dobble

 

Apples to Apples adaptation template

Dobble adaptation template

Pronunciation game – blank cards

 

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