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283 FREE Crosswords/Boardgames Worksheets

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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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Combine English language learning with fun games and activities to make your classes more enjoyable for students. Consider using one of the 283 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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Family Members

Family Members

This is a complete lesson about family members. Make sure you introduce the family members before you start teaching with this worksheet. There is a word search included, and certain grammar tense ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Easter Interactive Boardgame

Easter Interactive Boardgame

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is an interactive board game which is aimed for teaching or revising Easter related vocabulary at elementary level. Students are asked to spin the wheel, count the number of spaces in th ...
6 Elementary
Word Search (Numbers 1-20)

Word Search (Numbers 1-20)

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a word search that contains cardinal numbers hidden in it. Beginners should circle or mark the words which are requested. This is a simple exercise, but useful for students in order to rai ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
English Games in the Lessons

English Games in the Lessons

•Crosswords/Boardgames,
These games can be used in the lessons for all-level students. Also they are used for training and practicing their vocabulary skills and oral speech. Pupils love playing these games because they ...
7 All levels
First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit

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This is a PDF document that contains a First Aid kit in which students have to identify the elements that the kit contains and their corresponding names. It is perfect for introducing new vocabula ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Puzzle Emergencies

Puzzle Emergencies

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This is puzzle related to emergencies. Students have to look for the words provided in the box next to the puzzle.The idea is to provide students with new vocabulary or refresh their knowledge. It ...
2 Complete Beginner
Word Search (Greetings / Introduction / Farewells)

Word Search (Greetings / Introduction / Farewells)

Simple word search for beginners. It has words related to greetings, introduction and farewells. It can be used at the practice stage, after presenting this vocabulary. But, maybe depending on the ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Crossword - My City

Crossword - My City

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
This worksheet is a crossword to learn the places of a city. Based on the vocabulary of Unit 3 , My City, included in the Oxford´s book Big Surprise 5. You can use it at an elementary level ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Places in Town

Places in Town

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
A worksheet to revise or consolidate vocabulary related to the places that we can find in our town. It is a wordsearch and the key is also provided. List of words: shopping centre, supermarket, st ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Let's Talk about Health

Let's Talk about Health

•Crosswords/Boardgames,
This worksheet is for higher level adult or teenage students to discuss health problems. Students play in groups of four or five. When they land on a square they read it and need to talk about it ...
7 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Irregular Participles Bingo

Irregular Participles Bingo

•, , Crosswords/Boardgames
Practice the irregular verb forms of the past participle with the help of this well-known game. Including instructions, 3x3 and 4x4 grids, infinitive cards and (optional) reverse sides. You can us ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Clothing Battleships

Clothing Battleships

Ss have to ask : what are you wearing? Are you wearing ..... and ........? to find the ship. Page has two boards, one for the ss and one for the partner so they can mark where they have asked. I u ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Everyday English Puzzle

Everyday English Puzzle

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
This double puzzle works to check some vocabulary comprehension of absolute beginners/basic level students when teaching them greetings (saying goodbye) and exchanging personal information (where ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary
Clothing Board Game

Clothing Board Game

•, , Crosswords/Boardgames
A board game to talk about clothing. I usually flip a coin (heads 1, tails 2) to move the pieces. It make them talk more. It has lots of questions talking about  present, past and future so t ...
6 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Jobs Boardgame

Jobs Boardgame

•, , Crosswords/Boardgames
It is a boardgame for guessing jobs. Teacher can form groups of 3 students, provides them a dice and tell students they are going to guess the job where they land. This boardgame can be used as a ...
7 Elementary
Geometric Notions (Crossword Puzzle)

Geometric Notions (Crossword Puzzle)

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This is a crossword puzzle on geometric notions. There is an answer key. It is good for revising shapes. I designed it for my 16-18-year-old technical students, but it can obviously be used with s ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Guess Who: What/When/How Old Questions Review

Guess Who: What/When/How Old Questions Review

Another version of the Guess Who game, made to practice the following structures: What (sports/food) do you like?, How old are you?, When is your birthday?, Are you (Max)? To the left of the pictu ...
7 Elementary
Collection of Games

Collection of Games

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My master thesis was 'Developing speaking skills with the help of games'. I have collected a lot of games connected with my master thesis. The collection contains structure,  pronunciation, s ...
17 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Past Participles Crossword

Past Participles Crossword

•, , Crosswords/Boardgames
It is a crosword containing past participles and infinitives of some common irregular verbs. The solution is "You have to learn irregular verbs by heart." Good as a warm-up, revision, excercise. I ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Food Vocabulary (Beginners)

Food Vocabulary (Beginners)

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
This word puzzle  was created for OUP New English File Beginners book. It contains 20+ food items and can be used as a follow-up after teaching vocabulary, or testing it, or refreshing at an ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Advent Calendar - Christmas Activities

Advent Calendar - Christmas Activities

•, Crosswords/Boardgames, ,
This Advent ρalendar contains 24 Christmas tasks, one for each day before Christmas. E.g. word search, matching, songs, noughts and crosses, and many other activities. The booklet consists of 17 p ...
22 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Vocabulary 1C

Vocabulary 1C

This worksheet is part of a set of 5 worksheets that form a vocabulary lesson that includes definitions, sentence usage, synonyms, and antonyms. The worksheets contain activities such as word sea ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Alphabet Crosswords

Alphabet Crosswords

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
Two crosswords for beginners. Students must find the correct word from the list and use it to do the crossword. They can also write the word under a corresponding picture. It is appropriate for pr ...
2 Complete Beginner
Fall Crossword Puzzle

Fall Crossword Puzzle

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A fall themed crossword puzzle for young students that can read and write. It has twelve clues to guess from with colorful pictures that help the student solve the puzzle. The vocabulary includes ...
6 Elementary
Story Types

Story Types

•, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a word search worksheet where students have to search for the words provided under the mixed letters. Words can be in all directions from right to left or the opposite from up to down or o ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate

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