Reflexive Pronouns ESL Games, Activities and Worksheets

Complete the Sentence

ESL Reflexive Pronouns Game - Vocabulary and Grammar: Matching, Sentence Completion - Group work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this engaging reflexive pronouns game, students race to complete sentences with reflexive pronouns. In the game, the reader turns over a card and reads the sentence aloud to the players using the word 'blank' for the missing reflexive pronoun. The players listen and then race to grab the correct pronoun card to complete the sentence. The first player to grab the correct reflexive pronoun card from their set and give it to the reader, saying the pronoun at the same time wins and keeps the two cards. The player with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
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Do It Yourself

ESL Reflexive Pronouns Worksheet - Vocabulary and Grammar Exercises: Matching, Binary Choice, Gap-fill, Sentence Completion, Writing Sentences from Prompts - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 30 minutes

Here is a comprehensive reflexive pronouns worksheet for pre-intermediate students. Students begin by matching subject pronouns to reflexive pronouns. Students then read a set of sentences and choose the correct reflexive pronoun to complete each one. Next, students complete sentences with reflexive pronouns. Following that, students write appropriate subjects for sentences that contain reflexive pronouns. Afterwards, students read a text about a party and complete a paragraph with the correct reflexive pronouns. Finally, students create an example sentence for each reflexive pronoun using their own ideas.
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Ask Yourself

ESL Reflexive Pronouns Activity - Grammar and Speaking: Gap-fill, Guessing, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Controlled and Freer Practice - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free reflexive pronouns activity, students make guesses about their classmates by completing sentences with reflexive pronouns. Students then check whether their guesses are right or wrong by asking yes/no questions. First, students make guesses about their classmates by completing each sentence on the worksheet with the name of a classmate and an appropriate reflexive pronoun, e.g. 'I think Jessica always behaves herself in class'. Next, students change their sentences into yes/no questions, e.g. 'Do you always behave yourself in class?' Students then go around the classroom, asking the questions to the appropriate classmates to find out if their guesses are right or wrong. If a classmate answers 'yes', the student puts a tick to show their guess was right. If the answer is 'no', the student puts a cross. Students then find out more information by asking follow-up questions and noting down the answers. Finally, there is a class feedback session to find out who made the most correct guesses and for students to report back on the things they found out about their classmates.
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Reflexive Pronoun Race

ESL Reflexive Pronouns Game - Speaking: Reforming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Group work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this fast-paced reflexive pronouns game, students race against one another to reword sentences to include reflexive pronouns. Students take it in turns to pick up a card and read the sentence at the top of the card to the other students in the group, e.g. 'I went to the cinema alone'. The group members then race to reword the sentence so that it includes a reflexive pronoun, without changing the meaning, e.g. 'I went to the cinema by myself'. The first student to say the correct sentence wins and keeps the card. The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
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Reflexive Verbs

ESL Reflexive Verbs Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Gap-fill, Categorising, Word Completion, Rewriting Sentences - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this reflexive verbs worksheet, students learn and identify verbs that are commonly reflexive and practice using them with reflexive pronouns. Read through how to identify which verbs can be reflexive and which can't with the class. First, students complete sentences with verbs from a box and categorize the verbs into reflexive or non-reflexive. Next, students complete each reflexive pronoun with the correct ending: -self or -selves. In the last exercise, students rewrite sentences using reflexive pronouns, underlining the reflexive verb in each sentence.
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