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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 412 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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Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Ekaterina Shevchenko
, , Crosswords/Boardgames
Have you ever wondered why Elizabeth II is so popular? This simple card game will help you to learn more about one of the most popular monarchs of our time. You may use this game as a time filler ...
1 Views 3,129 Pre-Int
The Grammar Card Game

The Grammar Card Game

BusyTeacher Contributor
, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a card game where students need to create meaningful sentences using the cards they are dealt. There are 5 main types: subjects, objects, verbs, complements and connectors. RULES: -At th ...
1 Views 4,934 Pre-IntInt
Third Person Singular Pronunciation Maps (Simple Present)

Third Person Singular Pronunciation Maps (Simple Present)

HELLEN HAGA
, , , Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a game based on Marck Hancock's maze available on his website. Students have to find the path through the verbs with the same pronunciation: e.g. cooks - visits - helps. It aims at helpin ...
1 Views 7,784 BegElem
Fall Crossword Puzzle

Fall Crossword Puzzle

Crosswords/Boardgames, ,
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 Views 15,371 Elem
Let's Revise the Words Worksheet

Let's Revise the Words Worksheet

StarodubtsevaIrina
» Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a crossword for the third grade, based on the textbook: . 3 . .., .. (for the Russian learners). It can be used either as a grou ...
1 Views 4,839 Pre-Int
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Summer Boardgame

Summer Boardgame

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Teach or revise summer vocabulary with this boardgame. Students must advance on the board with dice, when they land on a picture they must name it, spell it and or use it in a sentence. This activ ...
18 Views 23,067 ElemPre-Int
Monopoly Deal - Introduction and Vocab

Monopoly Deal - Introduction and Vocab

, Crosswords/Boardgames
Monopoly Deal is basically Monopoly, the game you know and hate, in the form of a card game, which you will come to love. It is Monopoly without tears, and it takes about a tenth of the time (20-6 ...
1 Views 5,273 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (1)

Common Sight Words - Complete the Sentence (1)

, , Crosswords/Boardgames
Common sight words are words that need to be recognised on sight. This 'Complete the Sentence' activity will help young students read these difficult words and also write them too. There are ten w ...
1 Views 6,723 Elem
Numbers Crossword

Numbers Crossword

, Crosswords/Boardgames
This is a very simple crossword that can be used to practise writing numbers 1-100. It is followed by a short activity that will make students think about numbers in a familiar context, saying sen ...
4 Views 13,716 BegElem
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 " ...
3 Views 13,948 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 8,083 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 20,822 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 ...
4 Views 27,738 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 11,817 ElemPre-Int
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 ...
5 Views 33,657 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 7,973 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 ...
6 Views 19,753 ElemPre-IntInt
Bingo, Animals

Bingo, Animals

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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 ...
4 Views 9,986 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 4,974 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 ...
4 Views 10,550 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 9,601 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 5,470 Elem
Dr. Seuss Word Search

Dr. Seuss Word Search

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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 10,010 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 ...
7 Views 12,794 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 ...
10 Views 18,880 Pre-Int

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