Great games for the language classroom: Blockbusters

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  3. Hi Adam,

    I love using blockbusters for teaching. I regularly use it at the university where I teach, just before their exam. I give them 25 typical mistakes they make with their academic writing and get them to correct them, then play in teams as a revision exercise. With in-company groups I use it to review the feedback I’ve given them every few months. I’ve also used it with language areas such as false friends, tenses, and I even went and bought an old copy of the board game for the more advanced groups – rather expensive but great for advanced vocabulary. Great post and thanks for making people aware of such a great teaching tool!
    Gabrielle

    • Adam says:

      Thanks, Gabrielle.

      This activity has been a staple of my teaching for many years, and I guess this post was meant to be helpful to all those newbie teachers out there who have never encountered it. Another bonus of posting your favourite activities is that there are always people such as yourself suggesting great new variations!

      Thanks again, ‘ll be adding your suggestions to the post, if that’s OK.

  4. @GJTeacher Thanks for the comment on the blog… I’ll add your suggestions to the post, if that’s OK?!?!? http://t.co/G6j9EyDh

  5. swisssirja says:

    Thank you for the great idea! I am a newbie when it comes to this game 😉 but no newbie when using games in the classroom! Eager to try this one out!

    • Adam says:

      Thanks, swisssirja.

      This is a really motivating activity which has always been a real winner with my learners. Let me know how it goes!

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  7. Fine idea – I used this game ages ago and have really forgotten about it – so it’s great to find it here again! I’m going to use it after the holidays [this week there are holidays in Austria :-)]
    I adapted your powerpoint for my (smartboard)-class – I hope you aren’t too angry about it!
    https://www.box.com/s/afs7bmwtskh2ugn1ioyq

  8. I like it, sort of an expanded tic-tac-toe vs Chinese checkers. I have to admit that I’m n0t familiar with the American TV show on which this is based. Thanks for contributing. I think it’s a good blog challenge.

  9. Adam says:

    Thanks, Tyson.

    I’d always thought that this was a UK-originated game show format, but research (Wikipedia!) suggests not.

    This is a great game for non-gamers to get started with, due to its simple format and adaptability.

  10. Basil Ford says:

    This is a great resource. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. I’ve got a very simple Blockbusters template on my eLearning Templates page.
    It might be useful for some

  18. veysel says:

    Firstly, thank you for this great template and the game information.
    before, i had some doubts about how to adapt it actually in my taeching environment but today when i had some difficulty with getting my students’ attention for a text, i just took out the blockbuster slide on the board after reading and get them into two groups, and asked questions about the text. It was amazing that they were trying hard to get the right answers for every single questions and the competition was just compelling and fun for them.

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