Answer Relay Race (ES/JHS/SHS)

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ALT: Christopher Tempest

Class/Grade/Language Level: Works with all levels that needs no preparation but ES and JHS are recommended to have props.

Textbook and specific lesson: any

Goal: to review questions or vocabulary; warm-up

Preparation: a list of questions and some props

Class time: adaptable

Works with all levels that needs no preparation but ES and JHS are recommended to have props.

Students are split into teams based on their column or row, usually about 6 students in one team. The first student in each team stands up and has to answer a question from the teacher or ALT. If they get it correct they can sit down and the next student in the row stands up. This continues along to the end of the row to the last student. If they can answer the question correctly then that team wins.

To make it more interesting for lower levels or younger students, make props that the students pass on when they get a question correctly. I used paper Olympic torches, Super Mario characters, bombs and paper flags. One I used keys as props and each team had to get to the end to escape the dungeon. The team(s) that didn’t escape had to do a punishment like a dance or say something embarrassing.

Fast paced, good for reviews or general questions. Worked at SHS also. I think that I you include props and/or give them an incentive to reach the end it can be a quick and fun warm-up for the class.