Dice Game: Talking About the Past

Levels: Pre-Intermediate to Academic (IELTS/TOEFL)

Ages: Teens and Adults

Pairs/Small groups

If your students are like mine, they habitually forget to change tenses when speaking about the past. This fun activity gets them using Simple Past with familiar questions that could easily appear in Part 1 of the IELTS Speaking test. I’ve even used it with strong elementary classes with a little pre-teaching of vocabulary.

Make it competitive by having students tally their points for each roll. When one student is speaking, the others should focus on Simple Past mistakes which cost the speaker points.

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