JOHN AND SARAH'S
http://www.classicweb.com/usr/jseng/jstefl.htmJOHN AND SARAH FREE MATERIALS (C) 1996
INSTRUCTIONS FOR HEXAGONS GAME
Go to playing board image.
Go to example questions.
I got the idea for this game from a British television
programme. It can be played at any level with any amount
of students. Good for Friday afternoons.
How to play
If you look at the playing board image. you will see a
block of hexagons with a letter in each hexagon.
The game is played between two teams.The object of the game
is for each team to make an unbroken line from either the top
to the bottom or from on side to the other without being
blocked by the other team. The first letter to all the
answers starts with the letter in each hexagon.
Eg. The yellow team choose to go from top to bottom. They
choose the letter "m" . The teacher says " we drink it
and it comes from cows" The red team are the first to
say milk so the teacher colours the "M" hexagon in red.
The reds choose the next letter and so on. If you
can't understand these intructions just ask anybody who
is British to explain it it you as they are bound to have
seen the TV programme
- The teacher says the answer and the students must
think of possible questions.
- The students themselves think of the questions.
- The students must think of a sentence that contains
two words that begin with the letter.
- Make photocopies and get the students to play in small groups.
- Give each team a time limit to get from top to bottom
(45 seconds) You must accept their first answer. If they get
a wrong answer block them with another colour. For a
competetive version the team who gets across in the shortest
- Print the image out and get it photocopied onto a
transparency so you can use it with an OHP. Cut out some
transparent hexagons and lay them on as the squares are won.
- Forget the high-tech and just chalk a grid onto the blackboard.