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ESL Spelling Bee

ESL Spelling Bee

Students compete against each other in this spelling activity. One student from each team goes to the board to correctly spell a word.

Level:  Any

Topic:  Warmer

Time:  20 minutes


  • Prepare a list of vocabulary words to review.



Divide students into groups of 4 – 6 people. 


Ask students to number each person in the group.


Ask student #1 from each group to go to the board. Say a vocabulary word from the list. The first person to correctly write the word gets a point.


Continue with student #2, and so on until each student has had a chance to spell a word.


The group with the most points is the winner.

Extended Practice

Continue with more rounds to extend the activity.


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