Adjective Order Board Game
ESL Adjective Order Board Game - Matching, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 minutes
In this fun adjectives activity, students play a board game where they practice the order of adjectives by describing nouns. The students are divided into groups of three or four and each group is given a copy of the game board, a set of adjective cards, a dice and counters. The students shuffle the adjective cards and deal out six each, leaving the rest in a pile face down on the game board. The players then take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a square, they look at the noun and put down as many of their adjective cards as they can to describe it, making sure the adjectives are in the correct order. The player then reads out the adjective order for the noun to the group, e.g. delicious, hot, Italian pizza. The other group members judge the player's use of adjectives and the order. If they think an adjective is in the wrong position or inappropriate, they challenge the player to correct or remove the adjective. When the group members agree the player's adjectives are correct, the player keeps the cards they have used in a pile next to them. The player then picks up the same number of cards from the top of the pile on the game board. If a player lands on a 'Change your cards' square, they can exchange any adjective cards they don't want by putting them at the bottom of the pile on the game board and taking the same number from the top. If a player lands on a 'Free noun' square, they can choose any noun they want and describe it using as many of their adjectives as they can. The game ends when a player reaches the finish or all the adjective cards have been used up. The student with the most adjective cards in their pile wins the game.