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Panic on Wall Street

Don’t panic.
PRACTICE:
  • numbers (amounts of money)
  • vocabulary (stock trading and investment)
  • negotiation
  • collaborative decision making
  • real conditionals (planning)
  • life-skills (financial planning)

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Level (CEFR B2-C2)
  • Ages 15

If you’re looking for a way to liven up a lesson about real conditionals or negotiation, then Panic on Wall Street is a blast.  It’s lively and the whole class can get involved. A light bit of time-pressure keeps ESL / EFL students on task, while at the same time giving the whole activity a little urgency and a decent pace.

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Wits and Wagers

TEFLGamer does not condone teachers using gambling in the EFL classroom as an additional revenue stream.

PRACTICE:

  • Numbers, years, percentages, weights and measures
  • speculation
  • hedging (sounding less certain)

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Level (CEFR A2-C1)
  • Ages 12 and older

THE RUNTHROUGH:

For the EFL / ESL classroom, Wits and Wagers is an excellent fit.  At it’s heart, it’s a party trivia game where knowing the right answer isn’t as important as knowing who in the room is most likely to know the answer.  Straight out of the box, there will be giggles galore when you bring this one to class.

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Sheriff of Nottingham

Ducking and diving, wheeling and dealing, bribery and lies.  What could go wrong?

PRACTICE:

  • negotiating, bartering and haggling
  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • real conditionals (making suggestions)
  • hesitating

WHO IS IT FOR?

  • Upper-Intermediate learners and up (CEFR B2-C2)
  • Ages 15+

THE RUNTHROUGH:

Sheriff of Nottingham is one of the few games which works just fine straight out of the box.  If you’ve never heard of or played Sheriff of Nottingham (SoN), then you should definitely try it twice.  Why twice?  Because you’ll learn so much about the game the first play through, that it’d be a shame not to play it again.

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