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GRAMMAR:  'Be' Helping Verb

EXAMPLE:  I am hungry.

DATE ADDED: Nov 21, 2008


15-30 min.
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BRIEF OUTLINE: Somewhere in the 1st year textbook, students have to learn how to give reactions and learn appropriate responses. This would be a fun game for students to practice giving the appropriate responses as they try to win the game.



  • Greetings attachments
  • Dice: One for each group



  1. Give each student a worksheet and fill in the appropriate responses for each greeting. Before class, teachers should have thought of a list of appropriate responses the students know or should learn.
  2. Divide the class into groups and give each group a die and a game board. Students should prepare their own game board playing piece; they can use their eraser, pen cap or anything small they have with them in class.
  3. Then, the students play Janken to decide who will move first.
  4. It is important to tell students that for their FIRST move, they can move forward regardless of what number the die lands on. That means, if students roll a "2" or "6" on the first move, they can move forward 2 or 6 steps. This is to ensure that students have a chance to be on the game board. However, after the first move, students need to follow the rules on the gameboard.
  5. The rules are: Roll a "2" or "6" and they have to move back 2 or 6 steps. Roll any other numbers, they can move forward. When students land on a square, they have to say whatever is on square to their teammates and the teammates must respond. For lower level classes, allow students to use their worksheets as a cheatsheet. If a student land on the square with a star on it, they have to say it to the teacher instead of their teammates and the teacher responds appropriately.
  6. The first student in the group to reach the end is the winner.



  • When a student lands on a square, instead of them saying what is written on the square, have the teammates say it and the student who rolled the die must respond accordingly. If the student cannot respond, s/he cannot move foward and it becomes the next person's turn. Teacher or teammates are encouraged to help.


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