I WENT TO THE MARKET

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Name of Game:

I Went to the Market

Target Students:

Elementary School

Middle School

Duration:

10-20 minutes

Number of Students:

Any

English Skills:

Grammar

Speaking

Vocabulary

Objective:

Use memory to reinforce past-tense structure and focus on correct use of articles

Instructions

  1. Divide class into groups and select one group to help demonstrate rules
  2. Teacher starts by saying, “I went to the market and I bought an apple.”
  3. Student next to the teacher follows by saying, “I went to the market and I bought an appleand some eggs.”
  4. The next student continues by saying, “I went to the market and I bought an apple, some eggs, and a potato.”
  5. Play continues with each student repeating what previous members said and adding one item to the shopping list

Variations

  • I went to the electronics store and I bought…
  • When I go on vacation I will take…
  • Next year, when my friend and I go skiing in France, we must remember to take…

Notes

This game allows students to demonstrate the range of vocabulary that they know, or simply to use

what you have been teaching them recently. Good game to practice all kinds of verb tenses.