Knowledge required: Specific phrases or vocabulary from the topic being taught.
Useful as: Starter (if recapping from previous lesson), reinforcement of expressions just taught, plenary.
Medium: Powerpoint, IWB
How to play the game:
Divide your class into two teams. Ask the team or an individual a question. When they answer correctly, they choose a column. The 'counter' always 'falls' to the bottom of the column chosen. The game is won once a team has four 'counters' in a row. Click on the appropriate 'counter' to change the colour to red or yellow.
The game can be played where teams have to give a 'grid reference'. In the attached example, students have to choose a free time activity and an appropriate time. Remember the 'counter' has to the fall to the bottom!
Attachments: Connect Four with numbered columns (Powerpoint); Connect Four with pictures (Powerpoint)