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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has several online games designed to teach about water safety.  Two of them — Build a Lifeboat and the Boating Game – are particularly good activities to help English Language Learners build their vocabulary.

In “Build a Lifeboat,” players choose various building materials they want to use to build different parts of a boat.  Then the boat is placed in the water, and an analysis is shown about how seaworthy it would be.  Students can learn the names of building materials and parts of a boat playing this game.

In the “Boating Game,” players have to go through “their” house finding things they would bring with them on a boat excursion.  Here, students can learn the names for rooms of a house and a large number of other items.

I’ve placed both activities on my English For Beginners page at the bottom of the Vocabulary section.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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