ESL Prefixes Game - Reading, Listening, Matching and Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 25 minutes
In this entertaining prefixes game, students listen to sentences with missing words and complete them by choosing suitable words and adding prefixes to them. The students are divided into pairs (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Student A goes first by reading sentence 1 on their worksheet to their partner, e.g. 'I had to BLANK my account when I lost my mobile phone.' Student B then tries to guess the missing word by choosing an appropriate word from a box on their worksheet, adding a prefix to it and making any other necessary changes, such as changing the tense or form of the word. If the guess is correct, Student B scores two points. If the word is wrong, Student B has one more chance to guess for one point. If the student fails to guess the word, Student A reveals the answer, which is shown in brackets at the end of the sentence. Student B then reads their first sentence to Student A and so on. This continues with students taking it in turns to guess the missing word in each sentence until all the sentences have been read out. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins.