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The Past Game Board

The Past Game Board

Students use the prompts on the game board to talk about the past. A speaking activity using the past simple.

Level:  Elementary

Topic:  Past

Grammar:  Past simple

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 a Game Goard to each group. 

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 

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.


Game Board Instructions:

  • Prompt = make a sentence about the past using the prompt on the game board and a time expression.  

For example: fail an exam

failed an exam 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.

Printable Worksheets

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