Chinese Whispers or as it is called in USA, Telephone ESL game, has been around in parties, TV shows, and now it’s time for teachers to bring it into their English classes. This ESL game is simple and easy to play with no required preparation. Some people like to play it face to face using a headphone or stand back to back in a line without a headphone. Anyway let’s learn how to play Chinese Whisper ESL game
Have sentence (or a word) written on a piece of paper. It’s fine to use flashcard as well.
Line up students and ask them to turn around. Show the sentence or the ESL vocabulary to the first student and let him/her to act it out to the next person in the line. To call the next person, it is best to tap their shoulders. Now this continues until reaches the last student in line. The last student needs to guess what the correct sentence or the word is.
Instead of acting out, ESL students can try lips reading. Lips reading is a helpful method for learning the correct pronunciation and this game makes the learning even more fun. There is also another twist to this game to find out visit Chinese Whisper using words ESL Game for all ages
Chinese Whispers ESL game sounds simple but we assure you this is going to be one of students’ favorite game especially with ESL adults
Chinese whispers or telephone ESL is appropriate for all ages above 3 years old. Kids and adult both love the game. Every ESL adult who played the game loved it as well
Too many ESL students in line would be a waste of time. So we recommend to play the Chinese Whispers or Telephone in classes with maximum 10 students
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