past simple game

alekol 2013-04-27 23:46:05

My students absolutely love this game - you can play it with whatever words come to mind. It's a great warm-up or a filler... So how to play (you surely know it, but...)

1. Students are divided into teams (the best is when there are 3 or 4 people in one group but it's also bad to have more than 5 teams.. you won't be able to control them - but you may also put some students to control the others).
2. One person from the team turns his back to the black/white board.
3. You can write the words with a chalk/marker or project them on the board.
4. FOR THIS GAME Students who can see the board say the infinitive, the one who can't see the board say the past tense.
FOR ANOTHER GAMES, with different words - more advanced students describe the word in English, lower levels say the word in their native tongue and the one who cannot see the board say the English version.

They don't have to say the whole sentences, it's just to help them understand what verb it should be.

The solution is in the last slide so that you don't have to think hard what the pictures mean :-)

5. Who says (actually... shout. lot of shouting. be prepared for that) the correct word receives one point for his/her group.

The above downloadable printable is meant for business/professional students, high school students, elementary school students and adults at Elementary (A1), Pre-intermediate (A2), Intermediate (B1) and Upper-intermediate (B2) level. It is great for consolidating Past simple tense in English, and is useful for working on your class' Speaking skills. The solutions are provided, too.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by alekol under the Creative Commons Attribution License

Upload date: 2013-04-27 23:46:05

Author: alekol

from Czech Republic

if there are any pictures in materials I upload, I do not own them, just collected them from the Internet

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