GAMES WITH GOALS! GERMAN TELLING TIME BINGO GAMES are an ideal activity for practicing how to tell the time, o’clock and half past - students do tend to need lots of practice with those pesky half pasts! They’re also really useful for developing listening, speaking, reading and writing/spelling skills.
The pack includes 21 non-editable files:
ONE & TWO: 40 clock-face bingo 12-square grids, 4 per page (10 pages). You can give students a random selection of pages, with students selecting the order of grids they play from. You can also cut out the grids, and place them in a small bowl or
similar object on tables. Students select grids randomly from the bowl. Depending on the size of your class, you should have several winners per game! You might prefer to laminate the grids - students can use wipe-clean pens, and you can recycle the grids many times.
THREE: 40 GERMAN time phrase bingo 12-square grids, 4 per page (10 pages).
FOUR: 40 English time phrase bingo 12-square grids, 4 per page (10 pages).
FIVE: 4 12-square word grid and blank clock face template for students to create their own grids for each other.
SIX: 1 GERMAN and 1 English calling card, with all the time phrases written in full.
SEVEN TO TWENTY-ONE: 15 SILENT BINGO games
PLAY SILENT BINGO!
Select a grid type for students - clock face, GERMAN or English time phrase. Using the SILENT BINGO files, show each slide at varying speeds. Students cross off the corresponding phrase or clock. These are really versatile, with a range of challenges, and depending on which skills you want to focus on - for example,
show the pictures only using GERMAN words grids for vocab recall & reading practice; show the English phrases using GERMAN phrase grids for mini-translation practice as well as vocab recall/reading; show the GERMAN phrases using English phrase grids for reading & vocab recall - students have to be completely silent - it’s a really popular way of playing bingo! There are 5 different games of each type: clock face, GERMAN phrases, English phrases. These games are designed for players to cross off all the words or pictures on their grids in order to win the game.
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR BINGO GAMES!
Before playing, read all the time phrases out loud in GERMAN several times, at varying speeds, with students repeating carefully - this not only helps students develop their GERMAN pronunciation, but also maximizes opportunity to learn and revise clock times. Students can also have their own calling card to read out loud
from, one for a small group of students is sufficient - this will help them to link sound and spelling in GERMAN.
These games focus on o’clock and half past the hour. At the introduction phrase of learning how to tell time in GERMAN, I’ve found that an initial focus on these clock times is more effective, rather than attempting to introduce and learn all clock times at once over consecutive lessons. The ’half past’ can be a particularly tricky concept for learners, so lots of practice and a focus on that is really useful.
Give students a little time to have a quick look over their grids first. Create bingo teams, each with an time-themed team name - playing competitively in teams keeps up a lively pace! For each game, select a different time-related word or phrase as the ‘winning word’ for students to call out when they win the game. Students must recite all the time phrases in their grids to check that they have actually won - also giving another opportunity for practicing language. As you call out time phrases in random order, remember to tick them on your calling card so that you can check the winners’ words - you’ll be able to use the same calling card for multiple games. Let students be the bingo caller too. Call out GERMAN phrases for picture and GERMAN grids, GERMAN phrases for English grids, and English phrases for GERMAN grids to vary the challenge. I’ve described how to get the best from SILENT BINGO on Page 1.
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