Bet On It

Download online/Zoom version of the game HERE

No additional font downloads needed

Game Features

  • Clear, visual instructions for students

  • Simple editing - template instructs you which type of sentence you should type (a correct one or incorrect one)

  • Bettings sheets for print

How to Play

  • Students play this game individually.

  • All students start with $10.

  • Each round they will read a sentence and decide if it's correct or not, then make a bet based on how confident they are with their answer.

  • If they are right, they get to add their bet to their total amount of money.

  • However, if they are wrong, they have to subtract their bet from their total amount of money.

  • The student(s) with the most money at the end of the game wins!


  • Feel free to change the amount students can bet. When I used this game, I taught an elementary-level ESL class, so it was easier for me to explain in English that they could bet up to $10 versus their maximum bet is their current total amount for each round.

  • For the online/Zoom version of the game, students will draw a simplified version of the betting sheet in their notebook or on a piece of paper. I have also added a 30 second timer bar to the game slides so students know how long they have to guess and make their bets. Feel free to adjust the time as needed.


(based on experiences from me and other teachers)

  • Time: 20min; Students: 20; Skill Focus: Reading; Finished: Yes

  • Time: 45min; Students: 22; Skill Focus: Reading; Finished: No (Used this game as a refresher on the grammar points we went over this semester. Played it as both a reading and writing exercise - students were encouraged to write the correct sentence. Also, provided grammar explanations.)

  • Time: ~15min; Students: 26; Skill Focus: Reading; Finished: Yes

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