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BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: The Game Show "The Price is Right"


GRAMMAR: Noun Clause - used as direct objects, Question - 'How much...'

EXAMPLE: "Howmuch is it?"

DATE ADDED: Sept 6, 2013

Large Classes (16-39 Students)ÓBad/Misbehaved ClassesÕ


35-50 min.

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OUTLINE: Students compete in teams for points by accurately guessing the price of different products presented on a simple PowerPoint.



  • PriceIsRight (Power Point)
  • TV connected to laptop via RGB or HDMI cables.
  • Timer or stopwatch
  • Whiteboards and markers or blackboard.


  1. 1. Review "How much is it?", "dollars", and dollar amounts (the power point has a slide listing amounts from $10-$100,000. Prices of items in the game vary from $5 to $80,000) This is also a good time to show them the Yen to Dollar conversion rates to give them an idea.
  2. Divide students into 5-6 teams by columns. Ask the first row of students to come to the front and get a whiteboard, marker, and eraser for their team.
  3. This game is based on the popular american game show "The Price is Right." The goal of this game is to accurately guess how much an item costs. The person who has the closest guess without going over (for example, if an item costs $20, $19 or $20 would be ok, but $21 would not.)
  4. Each slide has a different item on it (comic book, box of pokemon cards, ipad mini, refrigerator, etc.) Present the slide to the first row of students who go up to the blackboard or recieve the whiteboards, and give them 30 seconds-1 minute to write down their guess (That`s what the timer is for. I learned from experience that students will take as much time to think about this as you give them.) Students are welcome to talk with their teammates to decide their guess, as this is true to the spirit of the game show (the audience loudly make suggestions behind the contestants.)
  5. After the time is up, each of the first row students who wrote their answers, stand up and presents their guess. This is a great time to drill students on pronunciation or help them if they don`t know the English equivalent.
  6. Once they have presented, lead the class in a say-know of "How much is it?" before clicking on the slide and revealing the price. The team with the closest guess without going over gets a point for that round.
  7. Leaders erase their guess from the black board, and or give their materials to the person behind them for the next round. (If you are using whiteboards.) This way, everyone has a chance to practice English dollar amounts.
  8. The team with the highest score at the end of the game/period wins!


  • No rules- closest guess above and below the target price are acceptable.
  • Furniture/utility review- Emphasis could be placed more on practicing item vocabulary (tv, fridge, couch, microwave, etc.) than on practicing money vocabulary.
  • Advanced students- Introduce and practice alternative, more colloquial ways to say the same number (ex. "$250" can be read as "two hundred and fifty dollars" or "two-fifty"; "1,200" can be read as "one thousand, two hundred" or "twelve hundred")
  • Advanced students- edit the powerpoint to use more complex dollar amounts, including ones with cents and odd numbers. (ex. $1,349.99)


  • Having a fixed time to answer and timer really kills the indecision.
  • If you only have RBG cables at your school, turn up the volume on your laptop. If you have an HDMI cable, the students can hear the music, and correct answer bell through the TV.


  • My first years really enjoyed this so I hope yours will too!

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