Jeopardy, it’s On

27 Mar

I am not fan of game shows but I found this one perfect to make my students make questions. A bit difficult to do naturally.

According to Wikipedia (Please Donate to the website), Jeopardy! is a game show which features a quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form.

For my students I made series of answers or clues from them to write the question using mini white boards that I made last year. I used 4 main categories: movies, music, literature and grammar (related to today’s class).

Some answers were:

  • Demigod, son of Poseidon = Who is Percy Jackson?
  • Duet by Shakira and Rihana = What is Can’t Remember to Forget You?
  • Firebolt = What is the name  Harry Potter’s broom?
  • Eating = What is a gerund?

They had a blast and used this activity for over a month. At sometimes, the feeling of competition was thick on the air. I almost had to separate two teams before they went at each others’ throats.

You can be more creative using a board like this one.

If you have more time and a video projector in your classroom, you can use powerpoint.

If you don’t know how to use powerpoint, I found this webpage to make one easy. Check it out in



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