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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 356 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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356 FREE Crosswords/Boardgames Worksheets

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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Secret Code

Secret Code

» Crosswords/Boardgames
This game, Secret Code, is appropriate for elementary levels. Each code letter represents the letter that comes before it in the alphabet, for example "d" is "c", "b" is "a", and "u" is "t". So, " ...
4 Elementary
Classroom Countdown

Classroom Countdown

Flashcard Encyclopedia
, Crosswords/Boardgames
There are 51 cards, all you need to do is cut them in half along the dotted line. Included is a guide on how to play, a list of the letters included and some jokers in case you lose some letters ...
6 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Game: Wonderful Wild Animals

Game: Wonderful Wild Animals

, Crosswords/Boardgames,
This is a game based on the story book Wonderful Wild Animals. Cut the cards and write numbers 1-14 on the other side of each card. Place the cards on the board and divide your students into two t ...
6 Elementary
Taboo Game - Food and Exercise

Taboo Game - Food and Exercise

, Crosswords/Boardgames
Taboo: A speaking game where students need to define the words provided without using the words given. Print and cut the cards. Play and enjoy!
7 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Jobs/ Game

Jobs/ Game

Crosswords/Boardgames,
This is a fun game for reviewing jobs and what different people do in our community. It includes different jobs such as the coach, tailor, carpenter, plumber, etc. The instruction of the game is i ...
9 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Tourist Attractions- Taboo Game

Tourist Attractions- Taboo Game

Crosswords/Boardgames,
It is a definition- speaking game. We define the words at the top without using the ones under them. It is great for speaking and we all enjoy it. We print it and cut the cards. We use this game a ...
8 Pre-Intermediate
Healthy Food and Junk Food

Healthy Food and Junk Food

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This worksheet includes different junk and healthy foods. Cut the cards and put them on your desk. Divide the board into 2 parts, healthy foods and junk foods. Divide your class into two teams. Te ...
3 Elementary
Days of the Week

Days of the Week

My senior students like all sorts of puzzles very much. These worksheets are suitable to practise vocabulary easily in different ways and having fun. With crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-wo ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
12 Months Of The Year

12 Months Of The Year

My senior students like all sorts of puzzles very much. These worksheets are suitable to practise vocabulary easily in different ways and having fun. With crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-wo ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Grab the Cards, Expressions

Grab the Cards, Expressions

» Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a game for practicing expressions, like sleep well, merry Christmas, well done, etc. It is designed for pre-intermediate level and the instruction of the game is included. Hope it works!
5 Pre-Intermediate
Board Game

Board Game

This board game is really useful for teaching and reviewing school action verbs and present progressive. It is appropriate for young learners, and beginners. You copy and cut them, write a nu ...
4 Complete BeginnerElementary
Tic-Tac-Toe, Food

Tic-Tac-Toe, Food

, Crosswords/Boardgames
Tic Tac Toe is an interesting game. This file is for reviewing some food items and the dictation. The included words are eggplant, spinach, broccoli, olive, garlic, black pepper, celery, pickles, ...
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Game -Orientation Session

Game -Orientation Session

This is a game that I've designed for my elementary level/ orientation session. It includes different questions that students are supposed to know.  It includes different items, like animals, ...
10 Elementary
Demonstrative Pronouns Board Game

Demonstrative Pronouns Board Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This board game is for beginners to practice using demonstrative pronouns (this/that/these/those). You need a copy of the board game, two marks and a coin for each pair of students. Procedure ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementary
Domino: Clothers

Domino: Clothers

Lidiya Vydrina
, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is handout for game domino. Use it in your lesson to review the vocabulary connected with clothers'. Also you may use it as flashcards. 
3 ElementaryPre-Intermediate

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