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  • Fun vocabulary test to test your knowledge

    How big is your vocabulary?


    These test questions start off easy then get harder... and harder... and harder! There are 2 types of question. The first type is where you choose the correct synonym (similar word) For example: If the word is 'small' you would choose little. The second type of question is where you select the antonym (opposite word) An example of this is 'happy' and 'sad'


    The best way is to guess as many words as you can. You may learn some new vocabulary along the way!


    Here’s the link


    For the record I got 29100 points but I think anything over 8,000 is a great score.


    Let us know in the comments your score. Do you have any tips for increasing your vocabulary?



  • The yes/no game

    There is just one rule; you can't say yes or no. The Bong game (also known also the yes/no game) Found fame on the Des O'Conner hosted game show 'Take your pick'. It sounds simple but is painfully tough even for the most articulate speaker.



    A common problem in warmers is the reluctance of some learners to expand on points made, with follow up questions being answered in single words. This is a tricky but very fun way of drawing out more language, and many classes I taught have ended in fits of laughter through this game. It's also fantastic practise for fluency as your students can ask the rapid fire closed questions required to throw the contestant off balance. You can increase the authenticity by bringing a gong in to class.