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Opposites Quiz Game

Opposites Quiz Game

Students review common verbs and their opposites in this fun, opposites quiz game. A speaking activity for elementary ESL students.

Level:  Elementary

Topic:  Warmer

Time:  20 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the KEY for the teacher.

Procedure

1

Read a verb from the left column of the Verbs List (from the KEY in the downloads section) and elicit its opposite from the students. Discuss acceptable alternative opposites.

2

Then, divide the students into groups of 3 to 5.

3

Decide which team will go first.


Flip a coin -OR-

Ask one student from each group to play a quick round of "Rock, Paper, Scissors".

4

To play, read a verb from the left column of the Verbs List. The first team that gives an acceptable opposite gets a point.

5

Continue the game until all the verbs are finished. The team with the most points at the end is the winner.

Notes:

For higher level classes, you can ask the students to make a sentence using the opposite word in order to earn a point.

Extended Practice

Give a copy of the KEY to the students.

 

Put students into pairs, and ask them to make a sentence using two or three of the words from the list of verbs on the KEY.


For example:

I wake up at 6:00am, eat breakfast, and go to school.

 

-OR-

Ask the students to write a short story using as many of the verbs as they can.

Printable Worksheets

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