Time: 5 to 10 minutes.
The objective of this quick game is to guess words when they are spelt backwards.
First, divide the class into two groups. Appoint a student to start the game; he or she spells out a word backwards. The first student — of any group — to identify the word correctly scores one point. If students guess the word incorrectly, they lose a point. [Alternatively, the student who guesses correctly becomes the next player to spell out the word backwards].
The game can also be played with one student pronouncing a word backwards (e.g. 'taerg' for great backwards).