ESL Sentence Race Game - Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary and above - 20 minutes
This fun sentence race game helps students to practice parts of speech and sentence structure. Divide the students into teams of four or five. Give each team a piece of paper for writing. Explain that the students are going to race to make sentences using only words that begin with a certain letter. The first team to make a grammatically correct sentence score one point for each word. Write the letter 'M' on the board and give the students the following example: My mother makes my morning meal. (6 points) Then, write a random letter on the board and begin the game. In their teams, the students work together to come up with a sentence. The first team to raise their hand can answer. If the sentence is correct, award that team points accordingly. Then, move on to another letter. If the sentence is grammatically incorrect, that team is out of the round and no points are awarded. Another team can then try to answer. Play several rounds using a different letter each time. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.