The world is changing! – Board game

If you are reviewing the present continuous in your ESL classroom, this board game is a good way to break the monotony of the usual exercises or activities in most textbooks. You can use it as a warm-upa time-killeror an end-of-lesson activity to introduce the next class.

How to use this activity?

On the activity, you will find the game board, the scoring mechanism, some examples and some useful vocabulary related to trends and changes.

Divide your students into three teams and make a game piece for each team (if online, use the annotation or drawing tools that come with your application to make game pieces and mark the scores). Place them on the starting positions.

Teams take turns navigating the web of topics moving only between bubbles that are directly connected. For each bubble, a member of the team should make a sentence using the present continuous talking about some current change or trend associated with the topic – if it is grammatically correct, the team earns a point. If a teammate can add another trend or change, they can earn a second point. The vocabulary is there to inspire some language. If you feel a debate or conversation could break out, let it happen! The first team to get 10 points wins.


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Nicolas Bragard

Nicolas Bragard

As a teacher of ESL and French as a foreign language for several years, I have had the opportunity to work in several countries and with a wide variety of students. Now my job got even better: I get to help make your lessons all pretty and fun! Rather cool, I'd say.

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