Fast Phrases




Fast Phrases

This is a basic sentence formation game. You look at the image and the click on the options to form a matching phrase.

The idea behind this game is to allow players to practice making correct English sentences in an engaging way. An image is presented with a 3 to 5 possible options below. Players then click on the options to form a sentence that matches the meaning of the image. So, if the image is of a girl playing basketball, the correct phrase could be "She is playing basketball". It is hoped that by forming sentences in this way - with matching image content - players can learn, practice and re-enforce language. It is important that images are shown, as they provide the context or meaning that the constructed phrases are associated with.

A few game elements have been included to try and make it more engaging. As players choose the correct response from the options, they accumulate score which can be compared at the end of the game in a high score table. Also, there is an element of streaking - getting many answers correct in a row. As players continue to get correct answers in a row (without any errors) score accumulates more quickly. Also the speeds up and after 4 or 5 correct successive correct answers, a timer starts to count down. When the timer runs out, the players streak comes to an end. It is hoped that with this a more challenging and fun element is added to the game. While it is possible to go through an entire play without making any mistakes, the timer makes this quite difficult as the speed continues to increase.

The way the scoring works is that you get a basic score for each correct answer. This basic score is then multiplied as you get successive correct answers and your streak gets longer.

Like a few of the other games, this one uses phrase content which is selected on the second screen. The user can choose which kind of phrases they want to make from a list of about 20, including things like telling the time, prepositional phrases and basic present continuous phrases.

A previous version of this game was made a few years ago. This is an updated version that allows the player to select which content they want to play with. Also a few of the elements were changes so as to make the game more interesting. For the previous version click here - Endless Actions




24 comments on “Fast Phrases
  1. Cyber says:

    Cool and thoughtful game

  2. rtchamberlain says:

    Hi there,
    I’m an English teacher in France and would love to embed these games on my student-blog.
    How would I do that?

    Thanks

    Ross

  3. Anonymous says:

    hello!

  4. juliajam says:

    I enjoyed playing this game and plan on introducing it to my young students on Monday. Thanks to you all.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great ideas!!! Thank you.

  6. José Lima says:

    Please, I’d like to get more info about english courses lessons, for a person that’s reside in Lisbon, Portugal. Please, inform me about it’s price cost in euros, and hoe to get started?

  7. manuel solano says:

    like game

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