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BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: The game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire


GRAMMAR: Review, all grades 

DATE ADDED: Feb 24, 2010


    Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)Ó


35-50 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE:  Students use all the grammar they've learned to ask/answer as many questions as they can within a certain time frame.





      1. After handing out a set of cards to each pair, A and B student will play Janken to see who goes first.
      2. If A goes first, A will read each question from the cards and B will answer as fast as s/he can. Every question that is answered is worth 1 point. If B cannot answer the question, A should skip it and move on to the next one. However, the skipped question(s) will not be counted unless students have time to go back to the same questions.
      3. Then switch, B will ask the questions and A will answer.
      4. Give students 1-2 minutes to ask/answer questions for each round. Time limit should be based upon how comfortable students are with English.
      5. Have each pair add up their points and the pair with the most points or certain amount of points win.



            • For more advanced classes, have students make their own questions before you start the game



            • The goals for students are:
              • get used to asking and answering questions.
              • get used to speaking and listening in English.
              • review grammar they have already learned.
              • practice for their interview tests.
            • Teachers need to ensure that all students are comfortable with the questions (asking and answering) before the game. Therefore, it is highly recommended that teachers review the questions if necessary. NOTE: Please keep in mind the purpose of this activity is to familiarize the students with using English at a normal speed, not to discourage them, and as such, the more comfortable they are with using English, the more successful this activity will be.
            • This activity could be an ongoing warm-up or activity every month. Students can either make up a new set of questions every time they play or use the same questions.

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