Like it or not, television is an integral part of the 21st century. Along with unnecessary information, you would definitely find lots of interesting films, news and amazing game shows on TV. While teaching teens most teachers ponder upon searching for creative techniques to arouse motivation in the classroom. In this respect, game shows can serve a perfect tool. In one of our articles, we have already introduced 10 great games from TV shows. Here we speak about why it is beneficial to use game shows in the classroom and present the most famous game shows that can be adapted for English class activities.
Why use game shows?
If you really care for your students’ progress, you should concentrate on a student-centred strategy to inspire them to speak and not just get information. Game shows, being interactive tools, motivate learners to be involved, to compete and to strive to win. During the competition students usually focus on the process of the game rather than on the English class as it is. Hence, learning the language becomes a spontaneous and more natural procedure.