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  • CMC2668
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    • May 07, 2012, 01:08:26 pm
    • south korea
The Thumbs Up Game - How To Play
« on: March 13, 2020, 11:33:27 pm »
Also known as 'Thumbs up Heads down' and '7up', thumbs up is a fun no prep classroom game you can use for almost any target language.

https://youtu.be/zIoXd7P9d8k


Re: The Thumbs Up Game - How To Play
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 10:54:56 am »
I've seen this game mentioned often in various teaching forums but never played/seen it played myself. This video was very helpful, thank you  :smiley:


  • CMC2668
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Re: The Thumbs Up Game - How To Play
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 03:07:07 pm »
You're welcome. I use it all the time with grade 4 / 5/ 6 and they really like it. :)


  • Mr C
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    • October 17, 2012, 03:00:40 pm
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Re: The Thumbs Up Game - How To Play
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 04:51:13 pm »
Of course, we all have our way of running classes, but IMO 7-up is a very inefficient game.

Even if you have your three who are "it" tag 2 students each, it is a minimum 4-5 minutes per round in which 6 students make one or two sentences.
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  • CMC2668
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Re: The Thumbs Up Game - How To Play
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 09:15:42 pm »
Mr C. Yeah, I think you're right. It's more of an 'extra time' kind of game when you've covered everything and there is a lot of time or extra periods left. Just an easy and fun classroom game when you've got spare time.  :)


  • robja23
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    • October 08, 2014, 10:04:02 pm
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Re: The Thumbs Up Game - How To Play
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 02:37:54 pm »
This is a great game to use as a back up. Works best with large classes