What do they have in common?
ESL Present Simple Passive Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 40 minutes
In this challenging present simple passive game, students make sentences about what two things have in common. The class is divided into teams of two and the teams are paired together. The competing teams are given a set of cards, which they shuffle and place face down on the table. Teams take it in turns to pick up a card from the pile and ask the opposing team what the two things on the card have in common, e.g. 'What do football and basketball have in common?' The opposing team then has two minutes to think of as many answers as they can using the present simple passive, e.g. 'Football and basketball are played in teams. A ball is used in both football and basketball', etc. For each grammatically correct and appropriate sentence, the team wins a point. Teams take turns proceeding in this way until all the cards have been used. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.