Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jeopardy!

Hello! Are you familiar with Jeopardy? Because today’s post is about an interactive and fun game I have found on ESL games plus . It can be accessed on this link. It's about past, present and future tenses (present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, present perfect and the future). I would use it as a review once I’ve covered all the different tenses or at the beginning of the school year to see what they remember and what needs reviewing. You can make up to four teams, so you can divide your students depending on your class size.

Image from Flickr by Joseph Hunkins

There are four categories in the game and inside each category there is a question worth 100 points, another worth 200, a third worth 300, a fourth worth 400, and the last one worth 500. The questions are multiple choice and if they choose the right option their group wins the points. At the end of the game, the team with the most points wins.

I like it because it can make a review session a lot more interactive and motivating. From a pedagogical standpoint, it’s good for the students because they get immediate feedback. The teacher can explain the answer when the students get the question wrong or if they have a question. On top of that, it allows both the teacher and the students to know where they stand in the learning process, what they know and what they have to review.

Have you ever played Jeopardy in class, either as a student or as a teacher? What did you think? Let me know in the comments. Thank you for reading.

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