Tell Us About Game Board
Students use prompts on a board game to practice using the gerund and infinitive forms of verbs. Students discuss and play the board game in groups.
Grammar: Gerund and infinitive
Time: 30 minutes
- Make one copy of the Game Board for each group.
Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.
Give a Game Board to each group.
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
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.
- Prompt = use the prompt to speak for thirty seconds. Pay attention to using the infinitive verb form and the ~ing verb form.
For example: Something you want to buy
I want to buy a new handbag. My handbag is very old and dirty... (continue for 30 seconds)
- Arrow = answer the question, then follow the arrow to jump ahead on the board.
- Trade places = trade places (space markers) with another person on the board.
- Go ahead = move the designated number of spaces forward on the board.
- Go back = move the designated number of spaces backward on the board.
Students continue taking turns. The first student to reach Finish is the winner.
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