This is a board game for B2 students to review past simple and present perfect. Students complete the board game with their own examples and then answer question in pairs or small groups of three.
Time: 45 minutes
- To review past simple and present perfect.
- To write examples on the board using the target language.
- To answer questions containing the target language whilst playing a board game.
Materials (Click on the worksheet below to download the PDF file):
- Simply perfect board game and one die per group of 3.
- Put the students in groups of 2 or 3, and give them a copy of Simply perfect board game.
- Students first underline the verbs in all the questions on the board.
- Next, students use the underlined verbs to write a new question in the empty square provided below, changing all questions in the past simple tense into questions in the present perfect tense and all the questions in the present perfect tense into questions in the past simple tense, e.g. Change the question in Square 1:1 What did you eat for dinner last night? into What have you eaten today? for Square 2:1. Change the question in Square 4:1 Have you ever ridden an animal? into Did you ride a horse when you were little? for Square 4:2. The only requirement is for students to use the same verb in their new question.
- When the students have finished they pass their board game to the team/ group on their right.
- Students now go over ALL the examples written by their classmates to make sure they are grammatically correct.
- Check together as a class.
- Hand each group a die.
- Players take it in turns to throw the die twice – the first throw indicates which column they should use, and the second throw indicates which row, to obtain the question.
- When a player lands on a square all three players must answer the question from that square in as much detail as possible. Encourage students to ask each other additional questions to obtain more information.
- The game continues in the circle going left.
- At the end, ask the students to choose three questions they didn’t answer during the game and answer them in writing.
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