WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?
IMPROVED! There are now twice as many questions, (Part I and Part II), and now it's easier to keep track of how many lifelines are used and who wins a round. Simply print out and laminate lifeline cards (3 total) and the "Millonario medallion" for round winners! My students absolutely LOVE this game. The entire class is involved even when only one student contestant or team is playing. One of my favorite interactive learning games!
This game is meant to be played like the popular “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” TV show from the late 1990’s & early 2000’s from ABC. Spanish vocabulary covered in this game includes:
- Personal Pronouns
- Days of the Week
- Family Members
- Asking Questions
- Parts of the Body
- Calendar & Weather
- School Vocabulary
- Meals & Food
- Common Verbs
- Spanish-Speaking Countries
TEACHER TIP! If you don't like some of the questions, simply delete them or change them to questions of your choosing for review or for test preparation. This is a FABULOUS game to play after completing my 10 "SPANISH BASICS" lessons since all of the vocabulary presented in this game is covered in these lessons.
FREE BONUS! Also included in this zip file is a fully customizable game template with no questions included. That way, you can create this game using only questions of your choice. If you need more questions, simply save the presentation as "part 2" and keep going!
HOW TO PLAY...
This game is meant to be played like the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” TV show
from the late 1990’s & early 2000’s from ABC.
Choose one player to go first or, with a large class, break them into teams of 2 or 3. The first student contestant will answer a series of questions and will have three available “lifelines” (each lifeline can only be used once per round). Hand out “LIFELINE CARDS” to the student contestant before starting the game. Each time the student chooses to use a lifeline, he or she must turn in one “LIFELINE CARD.”
50:50 – Two of the possible answers will be eliminated leaving a 50:50 chance that the student contestant will answer the question correctly.
“Ask the Class” – The student contestant may ask the rest of the class to “suggest” out loud the answer that they think is correct, helping the contestant make a better choice based on the consensus of the class.
“Phone-a-Friend” – The student contestant may ask one friend from the class to suggest which answer he or she thinks is the correct answer. The contestant can then use the recommended answer from the friend or stick with his or her own best answer.
The student will attempt to answer 5 questions correctly using lifelines when necessary. If the student contestant answers a question wrong, he or she is eliminated and another student contestant is chosen. (IMPORTANT: You will need to keep track of how many questions have been answered correctly as you go.)
If a student gets to 5 questions without making a mistake, he or she wins the round. Give him or her a “MILLONARIO MEDALLION.” Continue playing until everyone has a turn that wants a turn.
TEACHER TIP! Keep track of the round 1 winners and have a play-off game until you have a grand prize winner or “MILLONARIO.” Give this student a grand prize. Suggested grand prize: $1 gold coin or a $1 bill.
IMPORTANT! If you do not have PowerPoint, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you can access this game through Google Drive. However, you must first create an account at www.drive.google.com and slides WILL NOT be customizable through Google Drive.