Category Archives: Grammar Games
In a previous post I covered the use of relative pronouns and the difference between each of them (Relative Pronouns with comics and jokes)
Here are some activities for you (or your students) to play around and to hone the skills.
If you (or your students) need a quick review, start with watching a video tutorial and answering the embedded questions.
|Aim:||To practice the use of relative clauses (who, which, that, when and where)|
|Interaction:||Individually or in groups|
|Exercise type:||Filling in the gaps|
|Materials:||Slideshow, 5 pieces of paper for each student, markers|
You can also download a PDF Version of the questions slides here: Relative Pronouns Game with instructions
In the next activity you will see a relative pronoun in the middle of the screen. You need to select 4 sentences in which this relative pronoun can be used.
Each time you play the game, you are given a different relative pronoun (when, where, which or who), so you may want to play several times to practice the use of various relative pronouns.
The next game is a collection of activities. It includes 10 exercises in which you need to join two sentences with a suitable relative pronoun.
Have fun learning and teaching!
|CONDITIONAL BATTLE FIELD|
|Aim||To practise the use of conditional sentences type 0, 1 and 2|
|Interaction||Groups of 3, 4 or 5 students|
|Exercise type:||Filling in the gaps, correcting mistakes|
|Time:||15 – 25 minutes|
|Materials:||A marker and a whiteboard, a set of question cards for the class.|
The game is available from download from Slideshare and here >>> CONDITIONAL BATTLE FIELD
|Aim:||To practice vocabulary, all 12 tenses and conditional sentences (adjustable). To practice storytelling techniques (building suspense, flash-backs, flash-forwards, etc.)|
|Interaction:||Groups of three or four|
|Exercise type:||Speaking, storytelling|
|Language:||Depends on the level of Students|
|Level:||A2 – C2|
|Materials:||1 set, cut up per group (the set can include as many cards as you decide and may vary depending on the level of the students).|
|Procedure:||In this activity the students make a chain story, using the words and images on the cards, as well as the tenses or grammar structures indicated on them. With a little imagination and sense of humor from your students this game can get hilarious. If you want to emphasize the use of tenses and grammar structures, there is an extra tense component on each card, this component instructs the students not only to use a noun, a verb or an adjective on the card but to construct the sentence in a certain tense. This can bring into the story flash-backs and flash-forwards (so you may need to pre-teach these storytelling techniques first).
The printable handout can be downloaded here >> Wacky Stories – Comminucative ESL Game
The game is also available for download on slideshare:
GUESS WHO YOU ARE/ GUESS WHAT YOU HAVE – SECOND CONDITIONALS
To practise the use of second conditionals and vocabulary for technology, devices, gadgets, professions and everyday objects.
Pairs or small groups
Speaking, guessing words
Technology, devices, gargets, appliances, professions, every day objects
A set of cards with pictures and words on them.
1. The class is divided into pairs.
2. Each of the students gets a set of six cards with words or images on them.
3. The students need to keep the cards to themselves only, and should not show them to anyone.
4. In each of the pairs one of the students picks one of his/her cards without showing it to the others and without telling the others what the word is. Another student has to guess the word from the clues given by her/his partner.
5. All the clues must be given in the form of the second conditional, the students need to pretend that the person who is trying to guess the word already has this object/thing or is that person.
If I were you, I would wear a uniform, a mask and I would carry the heavy air-tank on my back.
If I were you, I would drive the fire truck.
If I were you, I would save people and their houses.
Student, who needs to guess the word:
I am a firefighter.
If I had many of them, I would look old.
If I were an old person, I would have a lot of them.
If I had them, I would buy a lotion to get rid of them.
If I were you, I would use it to drink juice.
If I were you, I wouldn’t drop it.
If you worked in a bar, you would have to carry many of them every day.
6. The students take turn giving clues and guessing words.
7. The game continuous until all words are guessed. Alternatively, the teacher can set a time limit and the student who has guessed the most words wins.
8. The game can also be played in groups of three or four.
A printable handout with teacher’s notes can be dowloaded here (>>Guessing game to practise second conditionals<<) and is available on Slideshare
I have made this Jeopardy game to help my students review the use of Past Tenses – Past Simple, Past Continuous, Past Perfect and Past Perfect Continuous.
The game includes three types of questions:
1. Filling in the gaps, where players need to put the verbs in brackets in the correct past tense (Fill category);
2. Error correction, where each of the sentences has a mistake in the use of past tenses, the task is to find the mistake and to correct it (Fix);
3. Choosing the most suitable option according to the picture (Choose).
The game has a main screen with a Jeopardy board, the students select the type of question and its value (more difficult questions value more) and click on a corresponding button. This will take a student to a question slide. When the students give their answer, click on the question mark button in the bottom righ-hand corner, this will take you to an answer screen. On the answer screen, click on the house icon to return to the main screen with the jeopady board.
Click here to download the editable > Past Tenses Review Jeopardy