Skill Level: Intermediate - Advance Level
Number of Players: 10-20 players
Objective: Using vocabulary and idioms, to construct meaningful sentences.
This is the esl version of the traditional tic-tac-toe game. There are ready-made vocabulary and idioms worksheet based on this game attached. The teacher writes a list of idioms and words on a nine square grid table. Students work in teams to come up with the correct grammatical expression. The first team to form three X's or three O's in a row wins the game.
1. Copy the following 9 X 9 table layout onto a whiteboard. For each square, write down a list of vocabulary that you have reviewed with your class. If you are doing a topical study, you can mix your vocabulary words with common slangs and idioms, such as the following table which contains vocabulary and idioms that relates to the topic of relationships and love. See other Tic Tac Toe vocabulary and idioms worksheet examples for Business, Education and Medicine.
|first love||unrequited love||those three little words||love||profess||peer||appearance||split up||head in the clouds|
|on the rocks||mutual affection||love handle||attitude||steal someone's heart||marital status||resentful||affection||legal status|
|hate||offspring||valentines day||attraction||partnership||pop the question||relationship||match maker||double date|
|courtship||superficial||those three little words||puppy love||blind date||love child||adoption||the one and only||affinity|
|walk out on||make eyes at some-one||go dutch||head over heels in love with||attractive||love potion||emotions||hit it off||illegitimate child|
|fall in love||true love||Keeping up with the Jones||intimate||crazy about||tie the knot||valentine||love bite||play hard to get|
|whisper sweet nothings in someone's ear||marital bed||resentment||walk down the aisle||find Mr. Right||get serious||love at first sight||ask for some-one's hand in marriage||break up|
|kiss and make up||cohabitation||legal separation||marriage||lady killer||heart throb||sweetheart||fond||get hitched|
|spouse||love is blind||heart and soul||man eater||love sick||go steady||husband||a match made in heaven||monogamy|
Hint: Use the internet to help you find topical idioms and vocabulary. It's best to have half vocabulary and the other half idioms.
2. Next divide the class into two teams, designating one half as the "X" team and the other half the "O" team.
3. Begin the game by asking one of the teams to pick a square. Teams can cooperate and work together to come up with a grammatically correct sentence using the idiom or vocabulary from the chosen square. If the sentence is correct, mark the chosen square with either an "X" or "O". The team with three X's or three O's in a row wins the game.
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