Banner
Logo

Word Football

Home Main Submit Contents Recipes

All ages, all classes, all levels...

Basically a hangman variation, using a full sentence. Put the empty spaces of all words in the sentence on the blackboard.

Divide the class into two or more teams, and explain that they have to first guess and later on deduce the words that make up the sentence.
In turns, thay can say individual letters, and get as many points as there are letters of that type in the whole sentence, or they can venture a guess at one complete word. If they get it right, the total number of letters in the word (even previously entered individual letters in that word) gives them the number of points they get for that turn, AND they get ONE extra turn (either a letter or a word), and then itīs the other teamīs turn. Iīve found that if you let them continue until they make a mistake, it takes too long for the other team to get their turn. When all the words are completed, the game finishes.

Be careful to differentiate between letters that have been entered as individual letters during a teamīs turn, and letters that are entered
as part of a word, because that case there could still be more of that kind of letter in the rest of the sentence. I write word halfway below the line that indicates an empty space, and letter on the line.

This not only practioses spelling, as hangman does, but also syntax, tenses etc., as students will start speculating on what type of word can go in the empty spaces once they have some information to work with.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this.
Cheers, Steve

sascholz@softhome.net

or:
sascholz@yahoo.co.uk

Home Main Submit Contents Recipes

World's Best Jobs!
Best Jobs

Dave's ESL Cafe Copyright Đ 2008 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.