Some good ideas for classes with high level, motivated students where there’s time for some fun as well. I particularly like Only Connect and Knoword — they’re on their way to becoming my favourite time wasters.
Here’s six online vocabulary games I’ve been using with my classes recently:
Test Your Vocab: Not – strictly speaking – a game, this website seeks to measure the number of words you know and then tells you the size of your vocabulary. If the learners are honest and don’t cheat, this could be a useful tool in helping them measure their progress, though presumably the more often they do it, the more familiar they’ll become with the test words. And of course they could go off and research the test word corpus…. Play the game here: http://testyourvocab.com/ – and thanks to Dave C for the spot!
Free Rice: matching words to definitions is the name of the game, but with Free Rice, every correct answer donates ten grains of rice to the World Food Program. This one has been around for a while but is really good for broadening…
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