Lyric Lineup is a fun game for young learners. It’s useful to practice listening in TEFL.
First choose a song suitable for the class. This means it needs to be the correct level in terms of vocabulary and grammar and also suitable subject matter. For younger learners you can use simple nursery rhymes even.
Print out the lyrics in a large font and then cut…
Clap Slap is a simple game which is great fun with younger children. It practices listening comprehension, word groups and also helps them to let off a little steam!
Decide first on an appropriate word group. This will depend on your class and their level, but could be, for example:
things (nouns in general)
action words (verbs)
Telephone (US name) or Chinese Whispers (as the game is known in the UK) is a simple game which can be used to fill a few minutes as a filler activity at the end of the lesson.
Playing the Game
Write down a phrase on a piece of paper. Depending on the level of the class make this as simple or as complex as they can manage…