Ask a Q board game

Introduction:

This is a free printable board game to practise adjectives followed by prepositions and improve fluency under time pressure.

Objective:

The objective of the game is to reach the end by moving across the board whilst asking and answering questions.

Materials:

Printable ASK a Q board game, a die, one checker per player and a countdown timer.

How to play:

  1. Ask a Q is played by 2 to 4 players.
  2. Players take it in turns to throw the die and move the number thrown.
  3. When a player lands on a square they ask the student on their right the question from that square. The student has to speak for at least 45 seconds without excessive repetition, and must answer the question using the adjective and the preposition in bold. If the player repeats or pauses for too long, the timer is restarted and they must start their answer again. After completing the task, they then roll the die and ask the question to the student on their right.
  4. The winner is the first player to land on the last square.

 

Note: The adjectives and prepositions are in bold to encourage noticing.

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Compare & contrast board game

Introduction: This is a free communicative printable board game (Bubblegum) to review compare and contrast expressions.

Objective: The objective of the game is to be the first player to reach the end by moving across the pink board from square 1 to the final square.

Materials: printable board game, dice and some checkers.

Instructions:

1. Bubblegum is played by 2 to 4 players. You could print one board game per pair or use one board game only.

2. The board consists of 36 squares alternating between 12 outside squares and 24 pink squares.

3. To decide who starts, each player should roll the die once to see who gets the highest number. Whoever rolls the highest number gets to take the first turn. Play continues in a circle going left.

4. First player rolls the die. The number indicates the number of spaces on the pink board. If the player lands on a square with an even number they have to compare two things using one of the expressions from the outside squares. To determine which expression the player has to use, the player rolls the die again. The number corresponds to the number on the outside board. For example, if the player rolls a 4 and then a 4 again, they move to square 4 on the pink board and square 4 on the left and compare two courses they’ve taken using the expressions indicated: The two language courses I’ve taken recently have quite a lot in common, The two language courses I’ve taken recently are very similar. If they land on one of the squares with an odd number they have to contrast two things using one of the expression(s) indicated on the right hand side.

5. If the player makes a mistake they go back one space.

6. Other players can move up one space if they correct the other player’s mistake.

7. You win by rolling the exact number needed to land on the last square.

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