Tongue twister memory game
I got this off a colleague and it works great. It helps improve pronunciation by forcing the students to say words correctly to be understood. The students also have fun and it needs very little preparation to do. It can easily be stretched out to a 45 minute lesson.
Divide your class into teams and get each team to nominate one runner. The runner will come to the front of the class, where there will be some tongue twisters on cards, and memorize the sentence. He then goes back to his team and says the tongue twister while his team mates listen and write what they think he said down. Adjust the tongue twister depending on which sounds your students have problems with.
As a wrap up, I ask the people who weren't runners to try and read out the tongue twisters.
World's Best Jobs!
Dave's ESL Cafe Copyright © 2008 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.