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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 388 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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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 ...
10 Views 4,376 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 2,185 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 ...
1 Views 2,316 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 2,417 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 2,351 Pre-IntInt
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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 3,497 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 2,375 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 4,056 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 2,668 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 ...
4 Views 2,706 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. ...
5 Views 4,131 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 ...
8 Views 10,430 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 1,975 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 1,956 Elem
Food Card Game (Happy Families)

Food Card Game (Happy Families)

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This card game (for 3 or 4 players) can be used for revising food related vocabulary and quantities. The object of the game is to collect complete families.( Here quantities: a slice of, a bottle ...
3 Views 7,714 ElemPre-Int
Furniture Card Game (Happy Families)

Furniture Card Game (Happy Families)

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This card game (for 3 or 4 players) can be used for revising furniture related vocabulary. The object of the game is to collect complete families ( bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, dining ...
5 Views 4,301 ElemPre-Int
Places in Town Board Game

Places in Town Board Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This board game can be used for revising places in town related vocabulary. The students have to roll dice and name the place shown on the square where they land or follow the instructions. If ...
3 Views 3,915 Pre-Int
Furniture Board Game

Furniture Board Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This board game can be used for revising furniture related vocabulary. The students have to roll dice and name the item on the square where they land. Or they make sentences like: “The a ...
2 Views 3,371 ElemPre-Int
Animals, Guessing Game

Animals, Guessing Game

, Crosswords/Boardgames
Divide the class into three teams and have them choose a name for their team. Team A reads the first statement of a card and waits for team B to make a guess. If their guess is correct, they'll ge ...
9 Views 8,392 ElemPre-Int
Volcano (Clothes)

Volcano (Clothes)

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This worksheet helps you to review the clothing items for beginner students. How to play: print the cards and cut them, divide the class into two groups, then stick the cards face-down on the boar ...
3 Views 3,455 BegElem
Spring Bingo

Spring Bingo

Alice Sekaninova
, Crosswords/Boardgames,
Favourite game for younger English learners- spring Bingo. It may be used as a warm-up activity, for practising vocabulary or as a lesson filler. I made this at the request of one of my small Engl ...
5 Views 4,040 BegElem
Places in Town

Places in Town

These worksheets are useful to practise vocabulary related to places in town. Crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-words" help your students to memorise the new words easily. The next page is ...
3 Views 4,808 ElemPre-Int
House and Furniture Puzzles

House and Furniture Puzzles

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This worksheet is suitable to practise house vocabulary  in different ways and have fun. My senior students like it very much.
3 Views 4,076 BegElemPre-Int
Introduction to Legal English Crossword Puzzle

Introduction to Legal English Crossword Puzzle

William R. Work, MD
This crossword was developed to help review the vocabulary for an introductory legal English course. This covers about half of the course and the remainder will be uploaded shortly. The feedback I ...
2 Views 4,277 Adv
Easter

Easter

Dominika
, Crosswords/Boardgames
Here's a slightly tricky Easter crossword for the kids. An enjoyable ESL word search puzzle with pictures to study and practise Easter Holiday vocabulary. Find and circle the Easter Holiday vocabu ...
4 Views 11,810 Elem

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