Alphabet Game

I use this alphabet game to practice vocabulary and to get my students to write sentences.

I put my students into groups of threes: 

The first student picks a letter, the next student thinks of a word with this letter and the last student makes a sentence with this word. 

Student: Potato. 
Student: I ate potatoes for my dinner two days ago.

The aim of the activity is to write a word and sentence for every letter of the alphabet. The students take turns choosing a letter, thinking of a word and making a sentence. With 26 letters each student will write at least 8 sentences.
Download the worksheet AlphabetGame.


Another option is to ask your students to write the alphabet on a piece of paper and do the activity orally. Cross out each letter after they have thought of a word and made a sentence.

Before starting the activity I ask my students not to repeat the same sentence over and over again. For example I often get: My favourite colour is red / blue / green. Or I play football / basketball / tennis. I want a unique sentence for each word. It's more difficult but it gets them thinking which is always better in class.

When they have finished, they read their sentences out to the class. I correct any mistakes as we go along or else I go through with the whole class the common mistakes that have been made at the end.


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