Rotating revision board game (TEFLtastic classics Part 14)

There are two variations to this revision game, one of which is for extended speaking (the post below on that being what made me remember this all time classic). Both versions were designed to avoid the negatives of most TEFL speaking board games:

– Random topics

– No reason to listen to the person speaking

– Who wins decided entirely by chance

Also work with kids (see Incredible English and Challenges 1 versions below) and are infinitely adaptable (e.g. stealing questions from a variety of board games below).

1. Extended speaking revision rotating board game

In the extended speaking version, students move by how long they can speak on the topic in the square (with time taken off for silent pausing), e.g. one square for speaking for 30 seconds, two squares for speaking for one minute, up to six squares for three minutes.

Art and media presentations revision rotating board game

Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 5 and 6 presentations rotating revision board game

Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 5 to 8 Extended speaking Revision rotating board game

IELTS Graduation Units 4 to 6 mini-presentations rotating revision board game

Inside Out Upper Units 1 to 4 presentations rotating board game

New Headway Pre extended speaking board game

2. Basic revision rotating board game

This is more a basic revision of what they have learnt, with the number of squares being determined by the number of accurate sentences that they can come up with before they make a mistake, e.g. moving three squares for saying three true sentences with “can” about their partner (the fourth sentence having been grammatically incorrect and/ or factually wrong and so meaning they had to stop). As with that example, it’s best if the sentences need a factual as well as a language component to be correct and accepted, e.g. remembering things about the room or textbook without looking, or guessing something about their partner.

Business Result Pre-Intermediate Units 1 to 7 revision rotating board game

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Modules 11 and 12 rotating revision board game

Architecture rotating revision board game

Incredible English 2 Units 6 and 7 revision rotating board game

Challenges 1 Modules 1 to 5 rotating board game

Market Leader Upper Intermediate rotating revision board game

Cutting Edge Upper modules 1 to 3 rotating revision board game

Cutting Edge Int modules 1 to 3 revision rotating board game

Cutting Edge Int modules 1 to 4 rotating board game

Cutting Edge Int modules 5 to 8 revision board game

Cutting Edge Pre Modules 9 to 11 revision rotating board game

Inside Out Upper Units 1 to 4 revision board game and version 2

Inside Out Upper Units 10 to 12 revision rotating board game

English File 1 revision game

Natural English Intermediate Revision Rotating Board Game

Market Leader Intermediate New Edition Rotating Board Game

New Headway Pre-Intermediate Revision Rotating Board Game

Elementary Revision Rotating Board Game (designed for Language to Go Elementary, but have used it successfully with other Elem classes)

Pre-Intermediate Revision Rotating Board Game (designed for Face2Face, but easily adaptable)

For more of the same, a proper article on board games here:

19 super-adaptable TEFL board games

and more revision games here:

The best end of term revision games

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