3º ciclo, BOARD GAMES, Superlative board game

Superlative board game

Today was a funny day! Students in Level 6 were practising the superlative form of adjectives and How+adjective questions with a workgroup board game.


The players need one board and one set of cards for each group of three or four students; a fact file; counters and a dice for each group.


  1. Divide students into groups of three or four.
  2. Give each group a board, two fact files, a set of cards,
    counters and a dice.
  3. They should place the cards face down in a
    pile and place their counters on the pirate ship (START).
  4. Students should take it in turns to throw the
    dice and move round the board. When they
    land on a colour square, they should take a card
    from the pile according to the colour on the square and answer a question. The others should check the answer.
  5. If the answer is not correct, the player misses a turn.
  6. The player who reaches the treasure first is the winner.
  7. Once everyone has finished, put each group together with another group and get them to report back on the answers to the questions.

There are some special squares: if the players land on the island, they will miss a turn. The treasure map wil let the players go foward two spaces. On the other hand, if they land on the ship wreck, they will have to go back two spaces. The worst square is the one with a skull… It is the unluckiest square. They should start again!

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Superlative board game

Superlative board game cards

Superlative board game fact file

3º ciclo, likes and dislikes, ORAL GAMES: liske and dislikes

Oral games in EFL Level 5

Games are an essential part of teaching English as a foreing language. They can be used to warm up the class before our lesson begins, during the lesson to give students a break or to reinforce one subject, or even at the end of class when we have a few minutes left. The list of EFL games is endless and they can be used to test vocabulary, practice conversing, learn tense,…

Here you have some games we use for revising vocabulary related to books and films genres. They are also perfect for practicing grammar(likes and dislikes), tenses and speaking and listening.


This is a previuos activity used to engage and motivate before starting each lesson as an element of our gamification. Students have to answer or ask their teacher a question in order to get “checkpoints” on their passport.

It is a great way of testing what your students learnt about the subject worked on previous lessons. It allows them to learn from their classmates as well as they have to stay focusing on the activity in order to achieve the best results.

When use it? Before the lesson

Why use it? Grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, students’ attention, learn to learn


This is a pair work activity which students have to complete the missing information by asking a series of yes/no questions and giving information about people’s interest.

Oral game from Go far 5! Macmillan

In this pair work activity students will complete the missing information by asking about people’s interest.

When use it? during the lesson/end of the lesson

Why use it? Grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, speaking


This is a really fun way to end a lesson. In this speaking work game, students play a board game where they will practice and review what they have learnt in this unit. Divide the class into pairs and give each group a copy of the game board( better A3), a dice and counters. They then take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When one student lands on a square, he/she has to ask his/her classmate a question. If the student can’t answer the question, he/she misses a turn.

When use it? end of the lesson/unit

Why use it? Grammar, vocabulary, oral skills




3º ciclo

Recycling our English

Board games may be old school but they are great for kids for different reasons. They’re still a super-fun way to teach kids about following rules, taking turns, counting spaces, and accepting rewards and consequences.

In addition, board games offer interactive English language practice in a learner-centered, low-stress environment.

I have designed two easy board games for Level 5 and Level 6 that require the students to produce certain types of expressions, so they practice a variety of vocabulary, grammatical patterns, and functional meanings.

Here you have a ppt about the rules of these board games.


I am sure students will enjoy reviewing and recycling their knowledge of English with these board games.

BOARD GAMES, Daily Routine Board Game

Daily Routine Board Game

On this occasion, I would like to share a new board game with you . This board game was designed for elementary students who are studing daily routines and it goes with a warm-up worksheet to review the vocabulary.


Daily Routine Board Game What time does she…?


And, if you want to work two of the basic language skils: writing  and speaking, here you have an activity designed specially for this purpose.


Daily Routine oral and writing activity What time…..?

Abilities, Ability Board Game, BOARD GAMES

A board game for expressing abilities

dice_1 Here you have a board game for expressing abilities created specially for my students in level 3.
Use this after a lesson about ´abilities´ to revise affirmative and negative sentences with personal pronoums he/she.
It may be played in pairs or in small groups.


Aquí tendes un xogo de mesa para expresar habilidades creado especialmente para os meus alumnos de 3º. Podesdes usalo o final da unidade “abilities” para revisar as oracións afirmativas e negativas cos pronomes persoais he/she. Os rapaces poden xogar en parellas ou en pequenos grupos.



Board game for expressing abilities Board game


You can find more board games  in a website called Esl Printables where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans,  activities, etc.
The  collection is growing every day with the help of many teachers. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions. You only have to register.

ESL Printables presents a new tool which allows teachers to create online exercises (quizzes, tests, crosswords,etc).The exercises created with this tool will be available for free in the site: www.englishexercises.org. You need no points to use them.


1j Podedes atopar máis xogos de mesa na páxina Esl Printables onde @s profesor@s de inglés intercambian recursos: fichas, unidades didácticas, actividades, etc… A colección vaise incrementando día a día coa axuda de moitos mestres. Se queredes descargar algo tendes que contribuir con algún recurso propio. Só tendes que rexistrarvos.

Esl Printables presenta ademais unha nova ferramenta que permite crear exercicios online(quizzes, tests, crucigramas, etc…)Os exercicios creados con esta ferramenta son gratuítos en www.englishexercises.org. Non necesitades puntos para empregarlas.