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Have You Ever Game Board

Have You Ever Game Board

Students use the prompts on the game board to talk about their past experiences. A speaking activity using the present perfect.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Experience

Grammar:  Present perfect

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 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

Students 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 = student on left uses the prompt to ask a question to the student who landed on the space. The student answers the question using a past tense verb or the present perfect.

For example: Met a famous person

Student on left = Have you ever met a famous person? 

Student: No, I've never met a famous person.  

-OR-  I met Angelina Jolie last year.

  • Arrow = answer the question, then follow the arrow to jump ahead on the game board.
  • Trade places = trade places (space markers) with another person on the game board.
  • 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.

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