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 WarmupBall & Music

SUBMITTED BY: Raegina Taylor

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: An elementary school


DATE ADDED: Feb 20, 2008


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05-15 min.

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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students pass a ball to music and revise questions or vocabulary.



  • Two balls/objects
  • Music: Wworld music works well to introduce different counties or a topic.
  • List of questions (not included)



  1. Explain the rules of the activity. Detail out the passing order (who will pass to who) to avoid confusion.
  2. When the music plays, students pass the balls/objects and when the music is stopped, the students holding the balls/objects must stand up.
  3. The teacher shows a flashcard or asks a question and the the first student to answer wins.



  • Can be used the revise a specific grammar. Make one object the ‘question object’ and the other the ‘answer object’. The ‘question object’ must devise an original question based on a given grammar point. Alternatively, the students could be given a topic (like school subjects) and must base questions around the topic.
  • Scaffold the activity, by starting off easy. For example, students can answer just 'yes' or 'no'. Build on this, with students having to say a sentence to follow their response and maybe asking a follow-up question.



  • Good for revision or conversation classes.



  • Students may take a long time to think of a question on the spot, thus making other students bored and distracted whilst waiting. You could have students write an original question at the start of the game.

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