Well, that’s not true – there are some games I’m missing. For instance, I lost a USB one time and that had about 8 games. Those are now gone and it’s a real loss for the world.
Everyone must move on, however, and I’ve done so. That’s good news for you, because it means more Jeopardy games.
Yeah, I’ve got about 20 on my computer and I’m slowly putting them up. Right now the page has 5 ESL Jeopardy games, and 3 of them are free!
Yeah, you can get a low-level, mid-level and high-level ESL game for free!
And I’ll slowly put up more that you can pay $0.99 for. I’ve had interest in these, so I know they’re working for you. And I know killing 20 minutes at the end of a class right before the weekend is worth the cost of a beer or candy bar to you.
That’s why I’m going through those 20 games slowly. See, they’re not really 20 games, but about 7 that have slight variations based on level and what units we were studying.
I need to go through and change a lot of things so that they’re useful to you. So what does that look like? It means new categories.
Yep, with each ESL Jeopardy game you’re getting 6 categories to choose from. Some of these will be the same in every singe one of my games for one simple reason – they work. So you’ll always have pictures, grammar, and spelling.
Sometimes you have to put appropriate spelling words in yourself, but these are fun and kids laugh.
Here’s what a typical category line-up will look like:
Here’s what a few of the clues from my latest game look like, a free ESL High-Level Jeopardy game:
That first clue is from Pictures and the answer is Mongolia. I chose that because it was the country north of China, where I was teaching.
Next we get some grammar with “used,” something that was in my students’ book.
After that is a fun category I never used when I was a teacher, but had activities that were similar. Students have to talk non-stop for however long, going from 10 seconds to 2 minutes in this game.
Finally we have an unknown category, and it has that last picture, which is someone folding paper.
Notice how I was using sequencers (First, Then, Next, Finally) there? Yeah, I’m good.
All in all, good times in class! You could always tell the teachers that were good because the students would be shouting in joy and you could hear it in your classroom where everything was boring.
Change that up with these new ESL Jeopardy PowerPoint Games!