ESL River is a simple game that can be used to get students out of their chairs and revising vocabulary and listening at the same time.
This game is always enjoyed and is sure to be requested again and again.
1. Get students to stand in a line. Make sure they have plenty of space.
2. Pick a category of vocabulary you would like the students to practice. i.e animals. When you say an animal, the students have to jump over “the river”. If you say another word from another category and the students jump, the crocodile gets them and they are out.
3. Let the students take control and they call out the words. This game can be a great end of class activity.