WHAT IS THE FAMILY FEUD?
The Family Feud is a game show that was widely popular in the 1980s, but is still on the air today. Generally, two families or teams compete against eachother. They have to answer trivia questions. All of the questions are based off of surveys of 100 people. A Spanish language version of the game show is on the air as well. It is called 100 Mexicanos Dijeron or 100 Latinos Dijeron. In this case, we are calling it 100 Personas Dicen (100 People Say) to accomodate beginner students.
SPANISH GAME SET UP
To set up the game is pretty simple. First, you need to have a list of question with 5 answers. (I have 144 question cards because I bought the Mexican travel version at my local convenience store here in Veracruz. You can purchase it on Amazon here.)
If you make you own questions, all of the answers should have points that add up to 100 total. Once you have your questions, you can separate students into teams. Then let them play against eachother. Keep track of the scores on your whiteboard with the question list in hand.
RULES FOR THE GAME
The basic rules are that they get three chances (strikes) to guess an answer on the board. Teams can communicate for a limited amount of time (you can set the time). However, only one person can say the answer. So, if they run out of strikes, the other team can steal the question. This happens if they guess an answer on their first try. Also, it can be any answer on the board. Then, they steal all of the points from the question. In addition, they also get a new question. So, they continue playing.
FOR ONLINE SPANISH CLASSES
An example of my online version is in the video below. I use the Miro online whiteboard. To begin, I set up a general template. Then, I copy the template and add the questions and answers to each page. It doesn´t take long to set up 20-30 questions. That is more than enough for a 30 minute game. Afterwards, the questions can covered up again to reset the game,
Example video of how to set up the game for online classes. For classes with Teacher Charly, click here.
ADAPTATION FOR OTHER SPANISH LEARNERS
One of the best parts about this game is that it is easily adaptable to fit different ages, levels and topics. For example, for beginner students you can write the questions out and use topics like colors, numbers, and basic vocabulary. Then, for intermediate students you can read the question aloud (for listening comprehension). Finally, for advanced students, you can make the questions more challenging with ¨What If?¨ scenarios and conditionals. Overall, this game is a hit with children, teens, and adults of all levels.
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