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Was/Were Board Game

This fun activity helps your students practice the verb to be in the past simple by playing a board game where they give true or false answers to questions.

Grammar Corner Was/Were Board Game


How to play

Give each group of three or four a copy of the game board, a set of true or false cards, a dice and counters. The students shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile next to the game board. The players then take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a square, they pick up a true or false card from the pile and look at it, without showing it to anyone. The player then answers the question on the square using was or were by giving either true or false information as indicated on the card. Next, the other students ask follow-up questions to determine if the player is lying or telling the truth. After a few questions have been answered, the other students guess whether the player's answer is true or false. The player then reveals the answer. The students who guessed correctly each score one point. The next player then rolls the dice and so on. When a player reaches the finish, the game ends and the points are added up. The student with the most points wins the game.

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