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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 411 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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Where is Judy Going? Zootopia Board Game

Where is Judy Going? Zootopia Board Game

Adela Abd
, Crosswords/Boardgames
This board game is played after watching Zootopia. Students learn about Places in Town. It is expected that students can practice asking and giving information, such as "Where is she going?" and " ...
1 Views 4,240 BegElem
Election Words Lesson

Election Words Lesson

, Crosswords/Boardgames,
Check out HelpTeaching.com's lesson about election words, and then have students download and complete the accompanying worksheet. This is great during fall and spring election season in the Unite ...
1 Views 2,902 IntAdvExam
Common Verbs Word Search

Common Verbs Word Search

, Crosswords/Boardgames
What are some of the most common verbs in the English language? Students can begin to recognize those verbs with this word search. Challenge students to find the verbs, and then use the verbs in a ...
4 Views 7,758 ElemInt
Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

How many names of fruits and vegetables do your students know? Using this worksheet, students can learn the names of different fruits and vegetables. To enhance the value of the worksheet, encoura ...
3 Views 10,286 BegElem
At the Pool Word Search

At the Pool Word Search

Cap. Whistle. Lifeguard. Towel. What do all of these words have in common? They are all words related to the pool. Look at the list of words. How quickly can you find all of the words in the list? ...
3 Views 4,502 ElemPre-Int
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What Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame

What Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame

Sara Iancu
, Crosswords/Boardgames
This boardgame is designed for students to practice using present continuous. All you will need is a dice and some counters. Students take turns rolling the dice and moving along the board accordi ...
4 Views 16,870 BegElem
Spring on the Farm, Game

Spring on the Farm, Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
I have designed this file to review the names of some farm animals (and their babies) and of course some other vocabulary items related to the farm such as barn, tractor and scarecrow. The instruc ...
4 Views 4,454 Elem
Idioms Game

Idioms Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a very fun game to review some idioms such as time flies, good money, all ears, talk of the devil, over one's dead body and etc. The instruction of the game is included and this game is tr ...
3 Views 9,889 ElemPre-IntInt
Bingo, Animals

Bingo, Animals

, , Crosswords/Boardgames
I have designed this PDF to review some animals that live in the rainforests, in polar regions and on African plains. It contains a bingo game. Cut the cards and give each team a card. Cut the li ...
2 Views 4,930 Elem
Volcano Game Backpack 2

Volcano Game Backpack 2

Crosswords/Boardgames,
This game is appropriate for young learners at elementary level. It's related to Backpack 2. You have to divide the class into two groups. Each group should choose a letter, click on it, if they ...
1 Views 2,298 Elem
Clothes Volcano Game

Clothes Volcano Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This game is appropriate for young learners at elementary level. It's related to clothes vocabulary items. You have to divide the class into two groups. Each group should choose a letter, click o ...
3 Views 3,531 Elem
Family Volcano Game

Family Volcano Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This game is appropriate for young learners at elementary level. It's related to family vocabulary items. You have to divide the class into two groups. Each group should choose a letter, click on ...
1 Views 3,861 Elem
African Plains- Game

African Plains- Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
I have designed this pdf to review some vocab items related to african plains such as a lion, hyena, flamingo, etc. Cut the cards and place them on the board. Divide the ss into two teams. Ss take ...
4 Views 3,134 Elem
Dr. Seuss Word Search

Dr. Seuss Word Search

, Crosswords/Boardgames, ,
To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss we have created this fun word search for your students to enjoy. Students are asked to find each character from books written by author Dr. Seuss in the grid ...
2 Views 6,200 Elem
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 ...
6 Views 6,388 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 ...
9 Views 9,383 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 ...
8 Views 9,607 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 9,143 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 ...
13 Views 16,206 Elem
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 ...
27 Views 46,251 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 ...
8 Views 7,356 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 6,368 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 ...
7 Views 10,600 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 ...
4 Views 9,092 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 ...
28 Views 12,903 Pre-Int

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