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Verb Tic-Tac-Toe

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The class is divided into two teams (I teach groups of not more than 7!). I put a tic-tac-toe grid on the board and put in tricky irregular verbs in the infinitive form. Students have to make a sentence in the past using the verb. The other team must either accept or not accept the sentence; if they accept the team gets a X or an O in the space where the verb came from. If the other team does not accept they must make a new sentence, not necessarily coming from the same location. The first team to get 3 X's or O's diagonally, horizontally or vertically wins. The game can be adapted to various grammar points. I've played it with modal auxiliaries or even adverbs for more advanced groups (still, yet, ever...), or the ever popular phrasal verbs, my favourite element of grammar to teach. It's my classic back-up game as it does not require much material or preparation, the students can help me come up with the verbs and they love to compete and consult each other

Name: Vanya Ford
Email: cmeh@ecn.ulaval.ca
Location: Qubec City, Canada

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