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Combine English language learning with fun games and activities to make your classes more enjoyable for students. Consider using one of the 399 crosswords or board games from this section in your classes to help students learn and practice a variety of topics. For a pre-intermediate activity on the past simple, look at this crossword page. It is a fun boardgame that can help students practice saying past simple verb forms and asking past simple questions. You can alter the rules to make it longer or shorter and even change the words to encourage students to practice particular vocabulary. The most popular worksheets are Christmas themed so feel free to check those out too. These activities have been created by other busy teachers just like you and are all free and easy to print out for use in your classes.
Making English language learning fun for students will help keep them engaged in their lessons. Younger students especially enjoy learning games while older students are more likely to want a more serious learning environment, discount the usefulness of these types of activities, and see them as a waste of time. The number of crosswords and boardgames you include in your course will largely depend on how your students react to them but they have become very common and are an effective ESL teaching tool.

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What Are Crosswords?
A crossword is a word puzzle that normally takes the form of a square or rectangular grid of white and shaded squares. The goal is to fill the white squares with letters, forming words or phrases, by solving clues which lead to the answers. In languages that are written left-to-right, the answer words and phrases are placed in the grid from left to right and from top to bottom. The shaded squares are used to separate the words or phrases. Squares in which answers begin are usually numbered. The clues are then referred to by these numbers and a direction, for example, "4-Across" or "20-Down". At the end of the clue the total number of letters is sometimes given, depending on the style of puzzle and country of publication. Some crosswords will also indicate the number of words in a given answer, should there be more than one. The horizontal and vertical lines of white cells into which answers are written are commonly called entries or answers.
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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

Àfrica Soucheiron
» Crosswords/Boardgames
This presentation consists of a the  famous game 'Who wants to be a millionaire'. There are questions that students will have to answer in order to reach the one million prize. Students will ...
5 Views 2,732 Pre-Int
Transportation Game

Transportation Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This ppt is a good game for your students to review words/ phrases related to taking transportation, like a window seat, a round-trip ticket, a passenger, an agent, etc. Divide your class into 2 t ...
7 Views 2,734 Pre-Int
Bingo, Daily Routines

Bingo, Daily Routines

, Crosswords/Boardgames
Cut the cards and give each pair a bingo card. Name the activities randomly and students cross them out of their card. When they cross all the activities out, they call out Bingo. The first team t ...
6 Views 5,362 Elem
Pictionary

Pictionary

» Crosswords/Boardgames
Pictionary is a fun game! You can play this game as an ice breaker in the first session of your classes. The game is pretty simple: players take turns silently drawing things written on the index ...
2 Views 6,458 ElemPre-IntInt
Volcano Game, Past Simple and Directions

Volcano Game, Past Simple and Directions

This ppt is a good game for your students to review past simple and directions. Divide your class into 2 teams. Students are going to choose letters by chance. Each question has got a point and if ...
7 Views 7,780 Elem
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Game, Debates

Game, Debates

Crosswords/Boardgames, ,
Give each students two cards, agree & disagree. Read aloud a controversial statement, and have each students hold up his/her paper stating whether they agree or disagree. Choose one student f ...
9 Views 12,244 Pre-IntIntAdv
Volcano Game

Volcano Game

This ppt is a good game for your students to review some topics including formal titles, prepositions of time and place, meeting someone new, introducing someone, etc. It is based on units 1 and ...
6 Views 4,209 Elem
Air Travel

Air Travel

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This PDF includes a board game related to the vocabulary items of air travel, such as land, take off, duty-free shop, passport control, and etc. The instructions for the game is included. Hope it ...
2 Views 3,360 Pre-Int
Game: Daily Routine- Volcano

Game: Daily Routine- Volcano

, , Crosswords/Boardgames
This game is appropriate for reviewing time, daily routine and present simple. It's suitable for young learners. Divide the class into 2 groups ask them to choose a number, back of each number th ...
6 Views 5,276 BegElem
The Questions Board Game

The Questions Board Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
The board game is an ideal  activity that you do not want to take too long. It is quite a flexible game which rules can be changed to extend the game or add more language. In this game, you n ...
3 Views 4,289 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: US Elections 2016

Movie Worksheet: US Elections 2016

Ellen
Worksheet about the US elections in November 2016. Includes speaking, reading, vocabulary, listening based on Trump and Clinton's post Orlando speeches and a writing prompt about global risks.&nbs ...
24 Views 10,462 Pre-Int
Tenses Revision Board Game

Tenses Revision Board Game

Students use prompts + the subject in the field they land on to make questions/positive/negative sentences. Applicable to all tenses. E.g., revision of past tense. A student rolls a 5 and makes a ...
13 Views 10,443 ElemPre-IntInt
Going to Board Game

Going to Board Game

Calambuzo
, , Crosswords/Boardgames
This boardgame is aimed at elementary or pre-intermediate learners and is designed to provide an opportunity to practise expressing future intentions. Its use is self explanatory. It is a PDF fil ...
4 Views 5,495 ElemPre-Int
Bingo Game, Top Notch 3A

Bingo Game, Top Notch 3A

I have designed this file for Top Notch 3A, units 3, 4 and 5. It is a fun game to review some phrases and vocabulary items related to units 3, 4 and 5. The teacher has to read out the words by ran ...
2 Views 3,542 Pre-IntInt
Crossword- Food

Crossword- Food

Rania Foka
, Crosswords/Boardgames
This worksheet has been designed for the purpose of revising vocabulary based on the book "Fizz", Unit 10, the A Junior class. Nevertheless, it can be used for young learners studying any other co ...
1 Views 5,071 Beg
Board Game, Top Notch 3A

Board Game, Top Notch 3A

Cut the cards and write numbers 1-18 on the other side of the cards. Place them on the board so the ss can see the numbers. Divide the class into 2 teams and write the name of each team on the boa ...
1 Views 5,427 Pre-IntInt
Pokemon Maze

Pokemon Maze

This speaking worksheet is created as a game for our speaking club, and I think it's a great way to recycle your material and get your students talking at the same time. This game is also a nice t ...
3 Views 4,805 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Food Board Game

Food Board Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This game is useful for reviewing food categories related vocabulary items. Just print and cut each card, stick them face down on the board, write numbers  at the back of them and divide ...
4 Views 4,674 Elem
Matching Game, Food

Matching Game, Food

, Crosswords/Boardgames
Matching is a fun game. Divide the class into two teams. Have them use their memory to pair together all the cards. It contains different food items including a milkshake, sandwich, sushi, tea, pi ...
3 Views 6,668 Elem
House and Furniture Board Game

House and Furniture Board Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
It's a warming up board game to revise lexical theme "House and furniture". Attention: the picture is of A3 size! Rules: 1) Roll the dice and move forward that number of spaces. 2) Answe ...
1 Views 5,349 Elem
Game, Volcano

Game, Volcano

, , Crosswords/Boardgames
Cut the cards and write numbers 1-18 on the other side of the cards. Place them on the board so the ss can see the numbers. Divide the class into 2 teams and write the name of each team on the boa ...
6 Views 4,584 Elem
Countries and Nationalities, Bingo

Countries and Nationalities, Bingo

, Crosswords/Boardgames
I have designed this game for my elementary class. Print out the cards and the call sheet. Cut out the call sheet and put the squares in a hat or an empty bag. Hand out the cards to the students. ...
7 Views 5,817 Elem
Animals, Taboo

Animals, Taboo

, Crosswords/Boardgames,
Students need to guess the top word without using any of the 'taboo' words underneath it. I find this activity very useful in vocabulary and self-confidence building. Divide your class into two te ...
10 Views 13,881 ElemPre-Int
ESL Disney Princesses Crossword

ESL Disney Princesses Crossword

Orion Mattei
» Crosswords/Boardgames
This crossword puzzle gives young ESL learners a chance to use their knowledge of English and Disney princesses. Students read the description of each character, use the crossword to help work out ...
2 Views 2,419 Elem
ESL Avengers Crossword

ESL Avengers Crossword

Orion Mattei
» Crosswords/Boardgames
This crossword puzzle gives young ESL learners a chance to use their knowledge of English and the Avengers (superheroes). Students read the description of each character, use the crossword to help ...
2 Views 2,388 Elem

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