The Seven Up Game

 A game about numbers, and in particular number 7. The object is to revise the way numbers are written and read -in a challenging way, highlighting some common problems such as the difference between the minimal pair /i/ and /i:/ and when and when not use "and" etc.A)Write the number 7 on the board. Ask a student to read it out. Then write the number 17. And then 70. Always combine the digits 0, 1 and 7 in any order you want (i.e. 77; 707; 717; 7,070; 77,717; 1,700,717 etc.) You can carry on until you reach 777,777,777. Whenever a student makes a mistake, s/he must give the teacher a personal object (a pen, book etc.) The next student should then give the correct answer.B)When the first part of the game is over,students can recover their belongings by correctly answering a question related to numbers (i.e. How many eggs are there in a dozen eggs? or How many fingers have you got?)C)Finally, choose five of the numbers on the board and ask the class to write them down in words.Joan M DiezAmposta, Tarragona (Spain)[email protected]