a new (pro-Dogme) board game on grammar tenses ))

фото апрель 2013 012This board game uses various tenses, so it helps to revise the usage of the whole tense system at the end of a course or series of lessons. It can be used with adults, young adults and even teenagers during any course (General, Business, ESP).

I actually used the idea of this game many times before, at different levels and with different students, both individually and in groups, though mostly the prompts were just scribbled on post-its and put together into something resembling some strange flower, as you can see in the picture ;-).

This is a more “civilised” and a nicer-looking version. The idea is very simple: students have to choose the right tense for a time phrase they get, and to make a sentence or a couple of sentenses using this tense + phrase. What I personally like about the game is that it is highly personalised (players talk about themselves or about somebody from their life) and that it can be fine-tuned and used in many contexts easlily.That’s why I daresay it is pro-Dogme.
Hope you will use and enjoy it!

tense revision board game

tense revision game pictures

tense revision board game teachers notes

    • The game’s complexity generally depends on the group’s English level: the higher it is, the more complicated sentences or even short speeches you can expect and encourage.
    • The game can be a good warmer activity or, on the contrary, a good cooler.

About Svetlana Urisman (Englishteachingnotes)

I am an ADOS and an English teacher (and materials writer) in a language school in Moscow. I have been an ADOS and a teacher trainer for almost a year now and a teacher for about 5 years. I am keen to share some ideas and materials I've developed in order to take them further and not to forget or lose them You are welcome to use any materials represented in this blog, and I will be happy to get your feedback afterwards if you take them to your classroom! ;-)
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9 Responses to a new (pro-Dogme) board game on grammar tenses ))

  1. atiyepestel says:

    Reblogged this on Atiye Pestel's ELT WORLD and commented:
    I like this activity and I want to share with you

  2. atiyepestel says:

    This is a really cool game. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. victoriaeld says:

    These games are very good to use as fluency activities. I’ve had great success using them with children

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