An easy game with no preparation to teach comparative adjectives. You only need a phone to set a timer and a few comparative adjectives, to begin with. This is a suitable activity for online classes using Zoom or any other software which provides whiteboard or in-app text editing tools
I always love to customize games according to students’ preferences. For that, I start off asking about their favorite topics or categories. Depends on the age, the answer varies from sports, food, animals to travel, geography, science and etc.
Next, write two nouns from the chosen topic on the board and write a sentence using comparative adjectives. Let’s say the topic is geography so we write “Mount Everest is taller than Mount Fuji”. Make sure to elicit the words that students aren’t familiar with.
Now it’s time to begin having the fun by creating as many chains as possible. For that, the next student creates a comparative sentence with the last noun of previous sentence. So in our case, the last noun was Mount Fuji now the next sentence would be “Mount Fuji is colder than Malaysia”
Teachers can always continue with the game using different topics
On average each student might take at least 50 seconds to answer so it would be best to play today’s comparative adjectives game with 12 students or less
This ESL game prerequisite familiarity with common facts in order to have flow during the game. So the best is to play with older kids (above five years old), teenagers and adults
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