Abstract Nouns Board Game
ESL Uncountable Abstract Nouns Board Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Upper-intermediate - 25 minutes
In this challenging uncountable nouns board game, students practice making sentences with abstract nouns. The students are divided into groups of three or four and each group is given a copy of the game board, a dice and counters. The players then take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on an uncountable abstract noun square, they try to make a meaningful sentence with the noun. For example, if a player lands on the word 'health', the player might say 'I want to improve my health by cycling to school every day'. If the other group members agree the sentence is grammatically correct and appropriate, the player stays on the square. If the player makes a grammar mistake or the sentence doesn't demonstrate the abstract idea, they must go back to their previous square. The first player to reach the finish wins the game. As an alternative, when a player lands on an uncountable abstract noun square, they talk about the abstract idea for 30 seconds. If the player manages to do this successfully, they stay on the square. If not, they move back to their previous square.