Bananas English PowerPoint Game TEMPLATE FREE READ ONLY SHOW

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Bananas English PowerPoint Game TEMPLATE FREE READ ONLY SHOW-An Original by-ESL Fun Games

Template Description and Instructions:

The game was designed on Microsoft Office 2016 PowerPoint and depending on your software, may or may not work on a MAC. It should however, work on all PC compatible software even if you have a different version of Office. If you have trouble opening this template on a different version, let us know. We will try to send you a version compatible copy.

Save the original template in a save place. Never alter it in any way. Make a second copy of the template with a different title before you open it and make any changes.

The Bananas! template has a total of forty-five slides. Slide one is the introductory slide. Replace the word “Topic” at the top with the title of your game.

The game instructions are on slide two.

Slide three is the “Game Board” slide. Do not edit or move anything on this slide. If you do the game will not function properly. There is a link back to the instructions and to the celebration on the game board. Do not make any alterations to these either.

Slides four through thirty-nine are the thirty-six “Banana Questions” or multiple-choice question slides. Paste or type in your question over the “/” symbol. There are three answer options, “a”, “b”, and “c”. Two of them are the incorrect answers. The correct answer must be pasted or typed next to the letter with an additional “c” for correct. Make sure to delete the additional letter “c” after putting in your answer. Each of the answer options is linked to either the “continue playing” slide (the correct answer) or the “wait for another clue” slide (the incorrect answer) so the answer order is very important!

Slides 40 & 42 appear to be blank. They are links to the following slides. They are there for formatting reasons and must not be moved, removed or edited in any way.

Slide 41 is the banana spinner or correct answer slide, slide 43 is the bananas are green or incorrect answer slide, slide 44 is the grab your bananas or correct answer reward slide, and slide 45 is the banana party slide. Do nothing with any of these slides.

In a nutshell, all you have to do is paste in your title on the first slide then paste in your questions and answers on the appropriate slides. Leave the other slides alone and all should function perfectly well.

Most importantly, remember to have fun!

Macro Troubleshooting:

If you’re having trouble getting this PowerPoint to work, be sure to “Enable Macros” when opening the file. If you don’t see a box when you open PowerPoint, your security settings may be set too high. In this case, go to the “Tools” menu and select “Options.” Click on [Macro Security…] and then select “Medium.” Press OK until you return to the show. Now save this file and then re-open it. You should now receive the dialog shown above. Click “Enable Macros”


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Game Description:

This game features a game board with thirty-six bananas that players pick or click on to go to a multiple-choice question. The board has eight scoreboards to keep track of bananas won. This means that the game can be played with up to eight individual players or eight teams. The game includes an introductory slide with the topic, a banana spinner or correct answer slide, a “Bananas are Green” or incorrect answer slide, a “Grab your Bananas” or correct answer reward slide, and a “Banana Party” slide for a total of forty-five slides. All of the slides have sounds triggered by a button or transition to the slide. Every game slide also has buttons to go back to the game board or the instructions.

How to Play:

If you play with teams, choose them randomly by whatever method you wish. Each team must select a team captain that will choose the bananas to be picked, answer questions, spin the banana spinner, and get the banana rewards. With each turn the captain can be rotated to keep all players involved. You can also play with eight singles. Just do whatever suits your class’s needs best. Players must also choose a player/team number on the scoreboard to represent them.

The board has thirty-six bananas hanging from three trees. When players click on a banana they will be directed to its corresponding picked banana or one of the thirty-six multiple-choice questions.

If the correct answer is given, players are automatically directed to the “Spin for your Bananas” slide. If the wrong answer is given, they are directed to the “The Bananas are Sill Green” slide. This takes out any guesswork as to whether the answer is correct or incorrect. Players will take turns picking bananas and answering questions.

When players are on the “Spin for your Bananas” slide, they must click on the spinner to activate it and re-click on it to make it stop. Players must now remember the number the spinner stopped on, then click on the “To Banana Board” button on the bottom left-hand side of the screen. This will take them to the “Grab Your Bananas” slide. Players will click on the number of the square that corresponds to the number the spinner landed on. This action will reveal their banana reward which will be one, two, or three bananas. Players must then click on the banana(s) to recover them. This way all of the bananas remain in play for the banana spinner. Now the player/team must click on the “Back to Board” button and manually add the number of bananas won in their scoreboard box.

With incorrect answers, play simply passes to the next player or team.

A winner is either determined by who has the most bananas when all of the bananas have been picked and the questions answered or when your preset time limit for the game is up.

Once a winner is determined the player/team gets to click on the “Banana Party” button on the game board to celebrate!

Note: If players happen to click outside of the “clickable” area of one of the trigger objects it will take them to another screen. Don’t panic! PowerPoint has a watermark-like menu on the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Just click on the final circle on the right with the three dots. Then click on “last viewed”. This will return you to the place in the game where you left off.

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