ESL Drilling Activity Game - Listening and Speaking - Young Learners - 15 minutes
Here is an enjoyable ESL drilling game for young learners. Divide the students into equal teams of five or six. Have each team stand in a line. Hold up a flashcard and make a sentence based on the picture. The teams then repeat the sentence three times and sit down. The team that sits down first scores a point. Then, repeat the game, but this time have the students do an action before they sit down, e.g. clap and then sit, jump and then sit, etc. Repeat the game with a different action or actions each time. As the game progresses, instead of every member of the team speaking at the same time, have each student repeat the sentence one at a time, do an action and then sit down. The idea is to make the tasks more challenging as the game progresses. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.