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SUBMITTED BY: Ashley Alexander

BORROWED FROM / INSPIRED BY: Brenton Gettman's "This Is a Game I Played"


GRAMMAR: Possessive

EXAMPLE: It is their pizza. It is theirs.

DATE ADDED: Dec 09, 2011


              Small Classes (1-15 Students)ÒLarge Classes (16-39 Students)ÓBad/Misbehaved ClassesÕ


10-15 min.

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Brief Outline: A fun board game where students practice all the possessives in groups or pairs.


Materials Needed:


Detailed Explanation:

  1. Put the students in groups of 3 or pairs.
  2. The students janken to find out who will move first. Depending on how they win they move ahead a certain number of spaces which is written at the top of the sheet. The winner asks, "Whose (object) is this?" while pointing to the object they landed on. The other student looks at the pronoun and forms the sentences "It's (possessive)(object). It's (possessive)." So, looking at pizza (they) it looks something like this: "Whose pizza is this?" "It's their pizza. It's theirs."
  3. The losing student(s) then get a chance to catch up. They may move one space and if they form a sentence using the object on that space they can stay there. This gives even janken losers like me the chance to catch up.
  4. They continue until someone reaches the finish line.



  • If you have a smaller class, have them write their favorite sentences on the board and then use Chinese whispers to add additional listening practice.


Teaching Suggestions:

  • Doing a model with the teacher gets the students learning more quickly.
  • Naturally, if you haven't gone over ALL of the pronouns yet this activity will need to be altered.

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