ESL Quiz Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 minutes
This engaging ESL quiz game is ideal for practicing 'Wh' questions. In the game, students form questions from sentences. Divide the class into four teams and have each team choose a name. Draw a seven-by-seven table on the board. In the first column, put points 100 to 1000. Put question words in the other column headings. Tell the students that the question words represent the types of questions and the points represent the difficulty. Explain that you are going to read a sentence and that the students must try to guess what the question is. Choose a question word and point value and start the quiz off with that sentence, e.g. Where? 300. Read the corresponding sentence from the game sheet twice at a natural speed. The first student to put up their hand and form the correct question wins the square for their team and the points assigned to that square. Students only get one try and may not write the sentence or get any help from their teammates. If a student makes a mistake, a student from another team can put up their hand and try to form the question. Write the winning team's name in the square. The winning team gets to choose the next question word and point value for all the teams to try to answer. If the teams get stuck, repeat the sentence again. If no one asks the correct question, move on to another square and try to come back to it later in the game. The game continues until all the squares have been used. The team with the most points wins the quiz.