Free ESL Bingo With 3+ Pages of ESL Speaking Activities

Free ESL Bingo With 3+ Pages of ESL Speaking Activities

I'm gonna go ahead and put it out there that Bingo is among the top 5 go-to activities that a teacher should have in their ESL arsenal!

Why?

Because it is an incredibly versatile activity - no matter the age of your students or the class size you can almost always find a way to review with Bingo! There may some out there that think of Bingo as just another tired old activity, but all you need are some creative twists!  I've already provided an excellent twist on traditional bingo below, so if you wanna get it just scroll up or down through the article and click the DOWNLOAD image to get our FREE custom made template for ESL Human Bingo!



Bingo Twist # 1:  Human Bingo

This is a great version for younger kids who have trouble sitting still, and need to get up and moving around!  In this version, each student is assigned a vocabulary word as they themselves will each become a human bingo square. The goal is to 'cross out' all the students in a group, or 'cross out' a line of students in a group depending on the version you choose.  The great thing about this game is you can use it review just about any vocabulary set or grammar point.

Version 1 (ideal for classes sizes smaller class)

Step # 1:  Separate the students into teams of 3-5 students. If you have any extra students they can be responsible for calling out the vocabulary words.

Step # 2:  Students from each group may each choose a vocabulary card (or be allocated one by the teacher). Note that for Bingo to work, there must be more vocabulary cards than students, and that each group/team should choose their words from identical sets of vocabulary words.

Step # 3: The teacher randomly selects and calls out a word. If a student possesses a card with that word, they must hold up their card and repeat the word called out by the teacher and sit down.  The teacher may also require that the student complete a language task before sitting down, e.g. listen and repeat, make a sentence with the word.

Step # 4: When all of the students in a group are sitting down the teacher announces them as the winner and they all shout out "Bingo!"

Version 2 (ideal for classes sizes smaller than 18 students)

Step # 1:  Separate the students into teams of 9 students. If you have any extra students they can be responsible for calling out the vocabulary words.

Step # 2:  Students from each group may each choose a vocabulary card (or be allocated one by the teacher). Note that for Bingo to work, there must be more vocabulary cards than students, and that each group/team should choose their words from identical sets of vocabulary words.

Step # 3: The teacher randomly selects and calls out a word. If a student possesses a card with that word, they must hold up their card and repeat the word called out by the teacher and sit down.  The teacher may also require that the student complete a language task before sitting down, e.g. listen and repeat, make a sentence with the word.

Step # 4: When a line of three students is sitting down (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally) the teacher announces them as the winner and they all shout out "Bingo!"

*Note: I've included a blank template as well in the case that you would like to add additional vocabulary or make your own set! Take a look!

 

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