Who wants to be a millionaire?
ESL TV Game Show - Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary and Above - 20 minutes
Here is a fun ESL adaptation of the famous TV game show 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' Divide the class into two teams and put two chairs at the front of the class. Write a 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' game board on the board for each team. A player from each team then comes and sits in a chair at the front of the class. Ask one player a question for $100. Give the player time to think about their answer and encourage them to talk about their thought process aloud. Then, ask the player for their final answer. The player's teammates are not allowed to call out any answers or help in any way. If the player gets the answer right, put a tick next to $100. Then, repeat the process with the other player. When both players have answered correctly, two new players come up and answer a question for $200 and so on. Each team also gets three lifelines to use when a player is unsure of the answer. Fifty-Fifty - This is where two of the four answers are eliminated, so only two possible answers remain. Ask a friend - The player chooses someone in the class to help them answer the question. Ask the team - The player asks their team which answer they think is correct. This can be done as a vote. When one player answers a question incorrectly, their team loses the game. The winning team then continues to play to see if they can become a millionaire.