Tangrams for ESL

Level: Pre-Int +

Language focus: shapes, imperative, prepositions of movement and place.

Time: 5 minutes

Activity: Divide students into A (Architects) and B (Constructors). Architects stand behind Constructors. Architects receive a copy of the completed tangram (as attached below) Teacher gives Constructors the cut out shapes from the tangram. Using the diagram, Architects are tell Constructors how to arrange the shapes in front of them to replicate the completed tangram. The first pair to complete the activity wins.

Teacher top tip: watch out for wandering fingers! Architects may start pointing at certain tangram pieces rather than solely relying on verbal instructions!

Download ESL warmer now : Warmer-tangram


2 Replies to “Tangrams for ESL”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *