Activity

Whack-o-Mole! 🕳️🔨 (Pair Speaking Act.)

This is a pair speaking game that requires students to make sentences in order to hit their partner's mole. (similar to battleship)

Link to download PPT (over 40mb): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1h-HrAuAfn_BVEBMv5f5MD6epx1leDat3/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=114854836620803680252&rtpof=true&sd=true

Prep Time: 20 mins

Things to do before class:
- Print worksheets (that's pretty much it!)
(I highly suggest putting 2 of the memo WS on one page to save paper!!! See attachment)

TLDR Ver: (For a more detailed explanation, please look at NOTES in the PPTX file)
- Make pairs (a student without a partner will do it with you or the JTE)
- Have students draw their 10 secret moles on their worksheet (The WS with the ★ SYMBOL)
- Do rock, paper, scissors, winner starts first
- To hit the mole, player A must make a sentence
- If Player A successfully hits Player B’s mole, Player B says “OH MY GOD!”
- If Player A misses, Player B says “MISS!”
- On the memo sheet, they can keep track of where all the moles are (The WS with the ❤ SYMBOL)
- Both players take turns in making a sentence and try to hit as many moles as they can
- [OPTIONAL] In the last 5 or so minutes, you can include a challenge section at the bottom of the worksheet to have them practice writing some sentences using the target grammar point

That’s it! 😊

Please do not hesitate to give me any feedback on how to make this game better.
Thank you!

Files:
Small files
  • Whack-a-Mole (Memo Ver.) (Example) (2in1).pdf (808 KB)
  • Whack-a-Mole (WS Ver.) (Example).pdf (184 KB)
  • [JHS][3RD][U1S1] Whack-a-Mole (WS Ver.) (pp. 8-9) (EASY & DIFFICULT Ver.).pdf (338 KB)
  • [JHS][3RD][U1S1] Whack-a-Mole (WS Ver.) (pp. 8-9) (EASY Ver.).pdf (321 KB)
  • Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • [JHS][3RD][U1S1] Whack-a-Mole (Memo Ver.) (pp. 8-9) (2in1) (EASY Ver.).pdf (1.04 MB)
  • [JHS][3RD][U1S1] Whack-a-Mole (Memo Ver.) (pp. 8-9) (EASY & DIFFICULT Ver.) (2in1).pdf (1.4 MB)
  • [JHS][3RD][U1S1] Whack-a-Mole (Memo Ver.) (pp. 8-9) (EASY & DIFFICULT Ver.).pdf (1.46 MB)
  • [JHS][3RD][U1S1] Whack-a-Mole (Memo Ver.) (pp. 8-9) (EASY Ver.).pdf (1.23 MB)
  • Whack-a-Mole Template (Memo Ver.) v2.dotx (1.59 MB)
  • Whack-a-Mole Template (WS Ver.) v2.dotx (1.56 MB)
  • Large files (requires a subscriber account) -
  • Whack-o-Mole (FINAL).pptx (42.4 MB)
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    Submitted by unoplusunoistu April 21, 2023 Estimated time: 15-25 minutes (if you include a writing section, it can take a little longer, see example WS for more info)
    1. Fore772 May 8, 2023

      Final is disappointingly 2-3mb too big for free accounts to download. This looks super fun though.

    2. unoplusunoistu May 24, 2023

      @Fore772, no worries!
      Here's google drive link to the file! :)
      https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1h-HrAuAfn_BVEBMv5f5MD6epx1leDat3/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=114854836620803680252&rtpof=true&sd=true

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