First things first: I do not know who Jenny is.
But apparently, this is her game.
I tried it for the first time today and couldn’t believe the great results. The students were bouncing around, being very compeitive and really seemed to enjoy it.
I took a story from the news. It wasn’t a major story (although that would work well). You don’t have to use a news story, although I think it helps when the students realise that it’s authentic English.
I took the first 53 words of the story and made a hand-out with 53 empty boxes. Each box must be numbered.
Divide the class into teams of 3-4. Then tell them to listen very carefully. They must not write anything down.
Read the story twice (even at a good level, you should read it twice), clearly, but with normal intonation.
Once they have listened to it twice, each team has to tell you one word from the text (it doesn’t have to be in the correct order). If they are correct, say the word, and the number of the box (good idea to have a master copy of the boxes with a word in each and cross out each word as they say it).
Points: Points don’t mean prizes. If a student gives you a wrong word, or repeats a word, their team gets a point. The team with the most points, loses.
Hint: If they getstuck, give them 5 minutes to work as a team to figure out more words. Remind them to think about pronouns, prepositions, articles.
I made my class give me the correct tense of the verb… if it was wrong, they got a point. The words “a” and “the” were repeated, butthey had to tell me each time they thought there was one. If they told me too many times…points!
I hope my instructions were clear. Let me know how it goes!