Words to Sentences Board Game
ESL Past Simple Board Game - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 minutes
In this past simple board game, students collect words in order to make as many past simple affirmative sentences as they can. The students are divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a copy of the game board, a dice and counters and each player is given a piece of paper for writing and a different coloured pen. All the players place their counters on the start square. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter as many squares as the number shown on the dice. Players can move horizontally or vertically but not diagonally. The player then writes down the word they land on and colours in the square with their coloured pen. The player now owns the word in the square and no one else can write it down. However, other players are allowed to pass through the square during the game to get to other words. The game continues until all the words have been coloured in. Afterwards, the players use the words they wrote down to make as many past simple affirmative sentences as they can. Each word can only be used once. The players then read out their sentences, paying close attention to the -ed sound of the past simple regular verbs. The other players listen and confirm each sentence is grammatically correct and that the -ed pronunciation is appropriate. Players score one point for each grammatically correct sentence and one point for each suitable -ed pronunciation. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins.