Productive and Receptive Skills in the ESL Classroom - Game Example 'Tic Tac Toe'


So, let's take a common game that's been played over the years, which is called Noughts and Crosses or Tic-Tac-Toe. What we're going to do is to adapt this game for classroom use. So, we've taken the normal Tic-Tac-Toe or Noughts and Crosses grid and we've just numbered out each of the particular squares. What we can then do is to form teams and those teams can then be asked a series of questions and they get to choose which question they want from 1 to 9. So, let's say, for example, they choose question 1. That could be on anything that they have studied ,the grammar or vocabulary. If they get that question correct and say they are the Noughts or the zeros then they get to put their mark here. What the next group will probably do is to try to block them in some way by choosing this one, this one or this one and again their choice relates to some grammar or vocabulary point. So, here is a very simple use of Noughts and Crosses for teaching language.

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the content of the unit is very satisfying because it focus on a complete period of time which is the present and made the differences clear usage and meaning wise with the suggested activities and tasks that would help the teacher deliver the targeted tense which i see very beneficialUNIT 2 is a grammar based unit explaining each different kind of speech and English grammar. In this unit we learn how to classify and recognise these parts or speech and how do they go in a sentence. Also in this section we get the full list of irregular verbs which do not end in -ed.Classroom Management is the skill of organising and managing the class,having friendly,relaxed manner and maintaining discipline.The teacher should always be aware of when to be firm and when to leave students alone.The teacher should be flexible and change his or her role accordingly.