Classroom Games for English Learners


Subject: Gerund


This is an adopted version of the popular Heads & Tails game.

Skills: Speaking, Listening

Level: Elementary

Recommended Age: 16+

Number of Participants: 2-10 players

Time: 10-15 minutes

Place: Classroom


- A large coin

- For a class of many students, a game table, which can be replaced with 2 desks, put together.

Materials: Not required

Preliminary Preparation: Not required

Immediate Preparation: (1-2 minutes).

1. Arrange the players around the game table.

2. Make sure that the students are familiar with the game of Heads & Tails. If they are not, it would be feasible to explain the general rules of the classic version.

How to Play. To start the competition, invite the players to take it in turns tossing the coin. If it lands up heads, the player should say a habit, typical for healthy lifestyle, e.g.: 'Going to bed early!'. If it lands up tails, the player should say a habit, typical for unhealthy lifestyle, e.g.:'Drinking a lot of coffee!'. A player, who cannot make an appropriate sentence in their turn, drops out of the game. The activity continues arond the circle as long as only one student is left. This last remaining player becomes the winner of the game.