Number one for English language teachers

IELTS set one - reading and listening

Type: Teaching notes

Aims to improve performance in part 1 of the listening test by students checking answers in multiple choice questions.

A fun way to check answers from multiple-choice exercises can be to play 'who wants to be a millionaire'. The format of this game is known in many countries and the rules can be adapted to suit the class.

Suggested format:

Students compete to play by being the first to answer a question, similar to the 'Fastest finger first' round. The chosen student is then given a question and four multiple-choice options. The student must choose the correct answer to each option. If they get an answer wrong, they are out of the game. If the student gets all of the answers to a set of questions correct, they can win a prize. Each contestant has three 'lifelines' that they can use if they get stuck: a 50:50 (two of the incorrect answers are taken away), Phone a friend (the contestant can ask one member of the class) or Ask the audience (the rest of the class must vote for which answer they think is correct, and the contestant decides whether or not to take that answer).


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Readers' comments (2)

  • Hi johnshyama,
    Yes! We have added some suggested rules for this section, but there are many other ways you could adapt the game to suit your class.
    We hope this is helpful.
    Best wishes,
    The onestopenglish team

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  • Can we have slightly fuller notes to this one?

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