ESL Crazy Sentences is a fun sentence construction game for lower level learners and is suitable to be used with young learners, teens and even adults.
Level: Beginners to lower intermediate (A1 – B1)
Time: 15 – 20 Minutes
Materials: Copy of the printable download (see below) print them on different colour sheets of paper so it is easier to see which cards belong to which pile and so you can reuse this game again.
- First, print and cut out the three sets of cards below (Adjective, nouns and verbs). Do not mix the cards.
- Place the cards face down in three stacks on the table.
- Next, the first student selects a card and makes a sentence. If the sentence is correct they can keep the card. If their sentence is not correct the next student takes their turn but if the next student can use both the word on their card and the previous student’s card in a correct sentence then they may keep both cards.
- Continue the game until all the cards are taken. The student who has the most cards is the winner.
Customise this game by adding vocabulary students have studied in class. This can be done by giving students blank cards and have them add their own words. This can be a great way to get students to revise vocabulary previously learned and make the game more learner-centred. click on the download button below to download the set of blank cards.