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'Be' Verb Fruit Basket



EDITED BY: Fiona Steele

GRAMMAR: Verb - helping verb (is, am are)

EXAMPLE: MEXT is intellectually challenged.

DATE ADDED: Aug 6, 2007


15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: Students play the Japanese favorite Fruit Basket game using the verb ‘to be’.



  • Cards for each student with a ‘be’ verb conjugation – is, am or are.



  1. This game is played according to the regular rules of Fruit Basket.
  2. After receiving one of the ‘be’ conjugations, the students sit in a circle.
  3. One student stands in the middle of the circle and calls out any noun – I, we, he, she, Bob, dog, etc. The players wearing the verb conjugation that corresponds with that noun - 'is' corresponds with he whereas 'am' does not - stand and switch places.
  4. The last student standing must then make a sentence with the noun and verb combo just used – He is a baseball player.
    5. Once completed, the student calls out the next noun.



  • This activity requires the students have a fair grasp how verbs and nouns work together in the English language, so this is best used as a review game.


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