This is a board game that could be used to assess your learners’ needs or to simply do a review of tenses. Students answer questions in pairs or small groups of three and the teacher closely monitors to determine what the learners are struggling with. I have deliberately chosen the questions that hopefully only evoke positive 🙂 emotions from learners to make them feel good throughout the activity especially if is their first class and they don’t know the teacher and/or the classmates.
Time: 45 minutes
- To assess the learners’ needs.
- To review past, present and future tenses etc.
- To answer questions containing the target language whilst playing a board game.
Materials (Click on the worksheet below to download the PDF file):
- So, what brings you here board game and one die per group of 3.
- Put the students in groups of 2 or 3, and give them a copy of So, what brings you here? board game and 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, write down the mistakes students made during the activity and ask them to correct them in their teams.
- Check together as a class.
- Ask students what they found out about their classmates.