Fire, Water, Flash

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15 min.


The learner can understand simple instructions.


  • Explain the exercise.
    When you hear Fire!, run to the door
    When you hear Water!, climb onto something.
    When you hear Flash!, sit on the floor or on a chair.
  • Walk around the classroom.
  • Say one of the three words aloud. The earners react accordingly.
  • Shout all clear between every round: the learners start walking around again.


  • You can change the words and the instructions to relate them to treated vocabulary.
  • Let the learners take turns to shout a word.

Tips for the instructor

To add a competitive element, after every round eliminate the learner who’s last to react, until there is only one person left.

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