This is a board game activity to practise -ed and –ing adjectives. Students think of activities they like and dislike and play a board game with their classmates.
Time: 40 minutes
- To practise the difference between the –ed and –ing adjectives.
- To answer questions with the –ed and –ing adjectives.
- Are you bored or just boring PDF board game, one per pair or a small group of 3 or 4.
- One die per pair or small group of 3 or 4.
- As a class, ask the students for one activity they enjoy, e.g. shopping, and one they dislike, e.g. cleaning – write them on either sides of the board. Ask them to think of adjectives to describe each activity and write them around the activity as they shout them out, e.g. shopping is entertaining, cleaning is boring, etc. Then ask them how these activities make them feel, e.g. shopping makes me feel entertained, cleaning makes me feel bored, etc. Consider using different colours of pens or different areas on the board to highlight the different adjective endings.
- In pairs, the students repeat the activity, thinking of three activities they enjoy and three they dislike, using adjectives to describe each activity and how it makes them feel.
- Monitor and correct as necessary.
- Put the students into new pairs or small groups of 3 or 4. Hand out Are you bored or just boring PDF board game and one die per pair or group.
- To obtain a question, the students throw the die twice. The first throw indicates which column they are going to use and the second indicates which row they are going to use.
- The players have to speak for at least 1 minute and must answer the question using the adjective in bold.
- The game continues in a circle going left and until each student has answered at least 5 questions.
- At the end ask the students to name three new things they have learnt about their classmates from the game they have just played.