Below is a game I really enjoy playing with my students. The joy about this game is that it’s completely adaptable for all levels of students and really challenges their vocabulary.
I play this often with my English club students, who really get into it, especially loving the competitive nature of the game.
I have attached a worksheet which you can download easily and adapt to your students abilities.
This is another activity which requires little or no preparation if you are looking for something effective and enjoyable for both you and your students at minutes notice.
Please click on the title to download;
- 1 worksheet per pair of students
- have the students make pairs (you can have them in 3s or 4s if you like)
- give each group a worksheet
- draw the first ‘stop the bus’ grid on the board with a space for each teams answers.
- Choose one student in the class to stand and say the alphabet in their head (I usually have them play ROCK SCISSOR PAPER to decide who does this)
- Have another student shout stop for the alphabet student to stop on a letter of the alphabet
- That student calls out the letter he/she stopped on
- Use that letter for game one (each grid has 3 games)
- When a pair/group of students completes all categories they have to shout, “STOP THE BUS”
- At that time all teams must write on the board the answers they came up with
- If any team have the same answer neither team gets a point for that word
- Points are only allocated to words which no other team has used.