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SpeakingBingo|ReflectionsofanEnglishLanguageTeacher

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26/01/2015BYLIZZIEPINARD

SpeakingBingo
ThisideacameupinourtwoweeklyFridayseminar,nearlytwoweeksagonow(howtime
flies).Theseminarwasaboutteachingteenagers,andatthispointwerewerediscussingthe
differencebetweengamesandaddinggamelikechallenge,andsharingideasforhowtoadd
gamelikechallenge.OurYLcoordinatorsuggestedSpeakingBingo.

Aim:
Encouragelearnerstoincorporatetargetlanguageintotheirspeaking.Givelearnersadditional
motivationtospeak.

Procedure:
Priortoaspeakingactivity,havestudentsmakeupabingocardforthemselves.Ineach
squaretheychooseapieceofvocabularystudiedinthatlesson(orfromasetstudied
previouslythatyouwantedtoreview).
Duringthespeakingactivity,studentstickoffeachbitofvocabularyastheyuseit.
FirststudenttotickoffallthebitsofvocabularygetstocallBingo!

Variation:
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Insteadoftickingoffthewordstheyusethemselves,youcouldgetthemtostartatimerand
tickoffanytargetlanguagetheirpartneruses.Theirpartnershouldbetryingtouseasmuch
targetlanguageaspossible,andthewinnerwouldbetheonewhomanagedtouseallthe
languageontheirpartnerscard(whichtheywouldnthavepreviouslyseen)inthefastesttime.

(https://thelizziepinardworldofteachingefl.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/bingo.jpg)
AnexampleImadeformyLevel9s(UpperIntermediate)
ItworkedreallywellwithmyadultLevel9s,gavethemthataddedpushtousethetarget
languageandtheyenjoyedit!
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Cristina|05/02/2015at11:38
verygoodidea.Thanks!!!
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marekkiczkowiak|05/02/2015at12:12
Haventdonethisactivityforsuchalongtime!Willneedtogiveitagonextclass.Funnily
enough,Ivebeenpractisingdiscoursemarkerswithmy11studenttoo.Anysuggestions
howtoadoptthisgametoa11setting?
UsingasimilargridIvealsoplayednaughtsandcrosses,oronabiggergrid,5inarow
withmystudents.Theyreusuallyquiteengaginggamestoo.
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ClareTyrer|05/02/2015at21:58
Thislooksgreat.Isometimesusecardswiththephrasesprintedonthemandtheyputthem
downastheysaythem.Thissavesonpaperthough!
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eslactivitiesteachingfood|08/02/2015at06:00
Greatarticle.
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HiLizzie,

annforeman|03/03/2015at11:32

JusttoletyouknowthatweveshortlistedthisblogpostforthismonthsTeachingEnglish
blogawardandIllbeputtingupapostaboutitontodaysTeachingEnglishFacebookpage
http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil,ifyoudliketochecktherefor
likesandcomments.
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Best,
Ann
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lizziepinard|04/03/2015at16:07
Thankyou,Ann! Whatlovelynews.Lizzie.
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