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Snakes And Ladders

Snakes And Ladders

Students play a snakes and ladders board game, and make comparative sentences using adjective cards.

Level:  Elementary

Grammar:  Comparatives

Time:  30 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Game Board for each group. 
  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for each group, and cut as indicated. 

Procedure

1

Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.

2

Give one Game Board and one set of Conversation Cards to each group. Ask the students to put the cards in a pile face down. 

3

Ask students to get two coins for their 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 two coins, moves the corresponding number of spaces on the game board, and follows the instructions.


Instructions:

  • Head of the snake = move to the tail of the snake
  • Bottom of the ladder = move to the top of the ladder
  • Starred space = take a card from the pile and make a sentence using the word to compare two things.

Example sentences:

It’s warmer than yesterday.

I’m taller than Yuki.

5

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

Printable Worksheets

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