ESL Review Activity: Got to Hand it to You
If you’re looking for an ESL review activity, you’ve come to the right place! Got to Hand it to You is kind of like a quiz show, but instead of the teacher asking questions and the students answering, everything is on paper. In groups, students read the questions and then they have to fill out an answer sheet. It’s far more student centred than the traditional “ESL Jeopardy” game and as a bonus, students have to answer all the questions instead of every 1 in 20 or so.
Got to Hand it to You
Time: 5-30 minutes
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Materials: Question sheet and answer sheet
This is a group quiz/ review activity. In advance, you will need to prepare a quiz sheet with the questions and a blank answer sheet. If you will be repeating the activity with several classes, laminate the question sheets and reuse them. Each group will use one answer sheet, but you can give each student a question sheet or have the group share one or two. If this activity is for credit, be sure to include spaces for all group members to write their names on the answer sheet.
This ESL review activity is simple enough: each group races to be the first to fill in the answer sheet correctly and hand it to you. If there are errors, you return the answer sheet and the group must keep working. My rule is that I require groups to wait 5 minutes between me checking answer sheets. This prevents students from randomly trying to guess answers. When all groups have finished or time is up, review the answers together as a class.
Procedure for Got to Hand it to You:
1. In advance, prepare a quiz sheet with the questions and a blank answer sheet. Each group will need one answer sheet and at least one question sheet.
2. Have each group races to be the first to fill in the answer sheet correctly and hand it to you. If there are errors, they must keep working. Require that students wait five minutes before checking with you again in order to prevent random guessing.
3. When all groups have finished or time is up, review the answers together.
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