Having done the passive scrabble form New Cutting Edge Upper-Inter TB
I had to do a similar activity for Past Simple for my elementary level students. It helped them understand the structure and word order in the sentence.
[columnize] Language Level: elementary level A1
Learner: teens, adults
Activity: speaking, reading
Time: 30-45 mins
Topic: Past Simple
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You will need:
One set of cut-up cards for each group of three or four students.
Put each set of cards in an envelope
1. Divide students in groups of three or four. Give one envelope to each group, and ask them to take out twelve cards each.
2. Students must take it in turns to use the cards to make a correct sentence (or a question) in the past simple. One student starts, and the next student must make another sentence which includes one card from the first sentence. The students continue in turn.[sociallocker]
3. When a student puts down a correct sentence, he / she adds up the number of points on the cards and adds them to his / her score. S/he also takes more cards so that he I she always has twelve cards.
4. If the student makes a sentence which adds a word to the beginning or end of another sentence, he/ she gets points for both sentences.
5. Tell students that if they have a card which says ‘Ir/regular verb in Past Simple’, they can use it to form any verb.
6. If a student cannot make a correct sentence, they have to collect up any cards they put down and the turn passes to the next student.
7. If a student cannot make a sentence, they can swap three cards with ones still in the envelope. The turn then passes to the next student.
8. The students continue until they run out of cards, or until nobody can make a sentence.
9. They add up the number of points left on the cards they haven’t used and deduct this from their score. The student with the most points wins. [/sociallocker]