Players have "just a minute" to describe up to eight simple items for partners or team mates to guess.
Just-A-Minute! is a fast-moving ESL speaking and listening game that"s easy to demonstrate and so flexible you can play it with every grade level, 2nd through adult.
The game combines fun and excitement while developing:
Clarity of expression
There are 96 cards, each containing eight high-frequency words in a category such as "round things," "things in a classroom," "things that are hot." The player's task is to give clues for one word at a time without saying the word directly. Listeners' job is to listen carefully and guess.
Five minutes or an hour long
In pairs or large groups
Cooperatively or in competition
Adjust time limits to equalize the playing field for students of different abilities
Score sheets and
Directions for four speaking games and one written game
I used this game for years when I taught adult ESOL students. Now I'm volunteering with refugees and boughr my own copy. It's fun, great for developing vocabulary, and it really loosens up a hesitant group.