NH3 U4 pg64 ~ Family Feud / 3年生ファイト

I played this game with my third year class to get them used to speaking. It also helps with learning extra bits of vocab they might not usually use.

This is a fun version of family feud to practice the grammar point on pg64 of NH3.

You can change the questions to whatever your students are interested in. This is the pretty generic version, but I usually add in a couple of questions specifically about myself or the JTE. I ask them their top 5 things eg sports / tv show / movie etc and make that into the question (if you dont get on so well with your JTE, maybe give this a miss).

Its usually best to play once the grammar point has been taught and to use this as speaking practice. My students can be pretty shy so giving them the chance to answer the same question a couple of times helps build up their confidence.

They also get super competative so any kind of game where they play against each other goes down well.

You will need:

-blackboard / chalk or whiteboard / pens.
-Question cards with the list of answers (I usually back them onto colour card and have the 3年生ファイト written on the front like its a gameshow card).

-Prize for winning team, eg. stickers.
-laptop / projector and question ppt (not 100% essential but I find it helps)

How to play:

~ Split the class into groups depending on the size of the class. I usually get my class to split into 6 groups.
~ Get each team to pick a team name.

~ Draw out the answer grid on the board along with a grid for tracking points (see file for example).

~ Start the slide show and ask the question. I usually dont show the template for the answer if they've already been studying this, but if they struggle I'll put it on the board to help.

~ First team with their hand up gets to answer first. There is usually one team that is a lot faster than all the others so sometimes I might "miss" them putting their hand up first to get one of the other teams a chance to answer. Ive also played this by getting them to Janken to decide the order each team gets to answer, but I dont think it works as well.
I found the best way to do this is to get them to all put their hands on the desk and then when I say 'Go' they put their hands up.

~ If they have an answer on your list write it in the correct spot on the answer grid. I usually get the JTE to help keep the scores.

~ If a team gives an answer that isnt on the list of 10 possible answers I draw a big cross on the board, and now that team cant answer again until the next round.

~ If there are 3 teams out, we move on to the next round. I usually tell them the answers they missed which causes huge uproar because its usually the most obvious answer.

~ If a team answers with an answer thats already on the board I will point to it and then let them think of a new answer within 10 seconds. If they dont think of anything it will go back to the class for answers.

The questions/answers are really easy to change and its good to use this just to increase vocab etc. Its pretty adaptable to other gramar points etc.

Ive listed below the questions I used for NH3 U4 pg64 as I struggled to find activities for this.
Take these answers with a pinch of salt. Ive googled the questions to come up with these, so this may not be factually 10000% accurate.

Submitted by holdonwaitohno October 11, 2023 Estimated time: 20minutes ~ 1 hour. Depends on how much time you need to fill.
  1. ryninhiroshima October 23, 2023

    This is great, using it for my HS 2nd years to practice passive voice!

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