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Tower Blaster Game

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Tower Blaster

A game from Sandra.  Good for older students, Levels 3 and 4 (or precocious Level 2s), and those with an affinity for physics.

Sandra says, “It can work (with extra help) with younger students, but it is best with older students who can grasp the game mechanics. They can really get into it! It helps them with their numbers, and orders. I think it’s different from the usual games, so it adds some variety.  I just do the first level with them, and it can take anywhere from 4-10 minutes (depends on the game/students)!”

For those of you who (like me) are slightly traumatised by the numbers and wish to sneak in a bit of history, Murder is Everywhere has a good blog–though it’s at Level 5, so you’ll have to summarise for the students.

 

Resources

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I love having lunch with you guys…

Here are some of the websites that were mentioned yesterday:

Spelling City

British Council

North Pole (a Christmas site)

 

We were also talking about the music the kids like.  If you can get videos to work, you can play these things on YouTube; if not, you can just help them understand the lyrics.  If they know the song, even just reading the lyrics will help them with syntax, etc.

Michael Jackson – Kids of all ages listen to him: he’s a musical deity in China.  Try the popular ones like Thriller, Beat It, Man In The Mirror.

Avril Lavigne – Teenagers like her (but be careful with some of her lyrics).  Alice is a safe bet.

Justin Bieber – if you have a girl in your class, she’s probably a Belieber.  The boys like him, too.  Try Baby, Eenie Meenie and Never Let You Go.

Thousand Foot Krutch – they’re not overly popular in China, but one of my students got into them, and now the whole class likes them.  They’re a Christian group, so a couple of the songs might have one-too-many references to God but there’s nothing otherwise offensive.  Try Art of Breaking.