Having fun is an essential part of learning English. Whether it’s English lessons for kids or for adults, activities and games will yourself engaged and improve your language skills significantly.
Games are excellent tools that can help you to enhance your vocabulary, learn tenses, improve sentence construction, and practice conversing.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of English language games that can make your conversations better. Here are three games that we think are perfect for you to play with a friend or family member!
This game uses nouns or verbs and is an excellent activity towards building your conversation skills in English. Aside from enrolling for English classes in Singapore, you can make use of this game to take a small break from learning from the textbook.
Stick a piece of paper on the wall. Have one person sit with their back facing the wall and another write a chosen mystery word on the paper. The word can either be a noun or a verb. The one whose back is facing the wall will then start guessing what’s on the paper by asking “whatsit” questions. He/she will use “whatsit” instead of the mystery word. For example, if the unknown word is a noun, the guesser can ask: “How big is whatsit?” or “Where can you find whatsit?” If “whatsit” is a verb, the guesser can ask: “What time do you whatsit?”
You can choose to limit the guesses as you like but they must be responded in English.
The ABC game
This word builder game is an excellent method of developing your vocabulary skills, enhancing listening comprehension skills, as well as, boost your thinking speed when having a conversation.
How to play: pair up with a partner to have a conversation in English. Take turns with your partner to talk to each other, speaking only one sentence at a time.
Here’s the catch, each sentence starts with the next letter in the English alphabet.
Speaker 1: Arnold, at what time will you leave the office?
Speaker 2: By Six O’clock in the evening I suppose.
Speaker 1: Can you pass by the grocery store and get us some suppliers?
Speaker 2: Definitely!
And so on…
The conversation continues until the last sentence starts with the letter “Z”.
Past and future
You can play Past and Future to practice tenses as well as sentence construction.
If you are alone, pretend that you are having a conversation with someone. Talk about what you did in the past and alternate with sentences of what you plan to do in the future. But it’s more fun when you’re not alone!
“Last weekend I watched the final premier league match. It was exciting! Next weekend I will go swimming. I hope the weather will be perfect…”
These games will help you build your confidence in creating conversations and hone your English skills.