This game is called ESL Pirate Adventure.
The story goes like this:
A group of pirates, the ESL Students, have had their pirate ship stolen by a young group of kids. Now they’re sitting in a small row boat in the middle of the ocean. They need to get their ship back, and will have to decide what to do.
This ESL PowerPoint game is very similar to Desert Escape. Your ESL students will have to talk in their small groups and decide what they want to do. The game starts with a large map, and students can move about it.
Sometimes you’ll run into another boat. You can talk with these people, run away, or fight them. If you with the fight you can take their boat. Now you’ve got a larger ship and it’ll be easier to find those kids.
After that you can decide if you want to bury your pirate treasure or go after the kids that stole your pirate ship.
ESL Adventure Game Options
If you decide to bury your treasure you’ll have plenty of places to do it in. You’ll have to find a deserted island and then choose what you think is the best spot. Be careful; you don’t want anyone to find it!
ESL PowerPoint Game Materials
- Character Cards: Each of your ESL students will get to be a pirate with this game. There are 11 different pirate character sheets. Print these out, pass them out, and let individual students or small groups of students come up with a pirate. They’ll have to have a name, appearance, and back story.
- Pirate Items: Pirates have lots of cool stuff, like weapons. You’ll get a handout that has several cool items. Print these out and pass them out to students as they find them, or when you really feel they need them. Remember, it’s better to cheat a little than have the game end too early.
- Ocean Map: Your students will be real happy when you give them this ocean map. There are several slides that students can go to in this ESL PowerPoint game, and they’ll probably get lost. When you’re ready to move on pass out the map.
- Character Dialogues: I wanted to get these character dialogues loaded up as sound files, but I never got around to it. Instead I just have text for a few characters you’ll run into during the game. Simply read out the words and your students will have a good listening exercise.
This game was never really completed as I would’ve liked. That’s why I upgraded it and now offer it for $1.99!