Fun ESL Games – I Did!

This is a fun ESL game…in fact, out of all of the fun ESL games that I know ~ THIS ONE IS THE BEST.
The reason why this game is the best is because it teaches speaking and listening at the same time.

First have all of your students stand up. Then the teacher will ask the class a question, “Who ate noodles for lunch?” If any of the students ate noodles for lunch they will yell, “I did!” and then sit down. Then the teacher will ask the same question but with a different noun, “Who ate an orange for lunch?” If any of the students ate an orange for lunch they will yell, ” I did.”

There are no winners. It doesn’t matter if the student sits down first or last. It is just a fun exercise that will help your students listen more efficiently.

Once all of the students are sitting in the their chairs…ask them to all stand up again. Now you can ask one of the students to act as the teacher.

The student that you select will now ask the class the questions, including the teacher. This student may ask some question such as, “Who watched TV last night?” “Who played computer last night?” “Who did homework last night?” “Who played basketball last night?”

The students really love to play this game, and it gives students a chance to use past tense, future tense and present tense.

“Who is going to the park after school?” I am!
“Who is going to department store after school? I am!
“Who is going to the beach after school?” I am!
“Who is going to their friend’s house after school?” I am!

“Who went to bed at ten o’clock last night?” I did!
“Who went to bed at nine thirty last night?” I did!
“Who went to bed at midnight last night?” I did!

The teacher or the students can ask any type of question, as long as it is appropriate. And you can make it more difficult by telling the students to ask present tense questions, past tense questions and future tense questions.

This is one of the most fun ESL games that I know. I hope that you can incorporate this into your lesson plans!