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Future Game Board

Future Game Board

Students use the prompts on the board game to talk about the future. Students play the board game in groups.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Future

Grammar:  Going to

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Game Board for each group.

Procedure

1

Ask the students to get into groups of 4 or 5 people.

2

Give one game board to each group. 

3

Ask the students to get two coins for the group, and a space marker for each person.


How to use the coins:

Heads, heads = move 1

Tails, tails = move 2

Heads, tails = move 3

4

Ask the students to put their space markers on Start. The first student flips the coins, moves the corresponding number of spaces on the game board, and follows the instructions.


Instructions:

  • Prompt = use the prompt and going to or will to talk about the future.
    • For example: I'm going to go shopping tomorrow.

  • Arrow = answer the question, then follow the arrow to jump ahead on the game board.
  • Trade places = trade places with another person.
  • Go ahead = move the designated number of spaces forward on the game board.
  • Go back = move the designated number of spaces backward on the game board.
5

Students continue taking turns. The first student to reach Finish is the winner.

Notes:

Advanced ESL Variation:

For higher level students, expand the grammar to include other future forms.

I might

I’m thinking of

I’m planning to

I intend to

I hope to

I’ve decided to

I’ll probably

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