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Bourbon Street Jigsaw Activity

Bourbon Street Jigsaw Activity

Students find out information about five people living on Bourbon Street. A jigsaw activity where each person in the class has a piece of the puzzle.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Speaking activities

Grammar:  Present simple

Time:  30 minutes

Number of Students:  20


  • Make one copy of the Game Board for each student.
  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards, and cut the 20 clues into individual strips.
  • Make one copy of the Key for the teacher.



Give a game board to each student for the Bourbon Street Jigsaw Activity.


Explain to the students that there are five houses on Bourbon Street, and they need to find out who lives in each house, the marital status, the pets, the movies, and the free time activities.


Give each student one clue, and ask the students to write the information on their worksheet.


Collect the clues back.


Explain to the students that they need to talk to each person in the room to get clues about Bourbon Street. Their task is to complete their game board.

Sample Question:

"What do you know about Bourbon Street?"


The student who finishes first and has the correct information is the winner.


Stress the importance of students relaying their original clue to prevent incorrect information from being transferred.

Extended Practice

Afterwards, go over each clue or piece of the jigsaw puzzle, and write the correct placement on the board.

Printable Worksheets

Game Board
Conversation Cards

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