1. Copy the following 9 X 9 table layout onto a whiteboard. For each square, write down a list of vocabulary that you have reviewed with your class. If you are doing a topical study, you can mix your vocabulary words with common slangs and idioms, such as the following table which contains vocabulary and idioms that relates to the topic of relationships and love. See other Tic Tac Toe vocabulary and idioms worksheet examples for Business, Education and Medicine.
3. Begin the game by asking one of the teams to pick a square. Teams can cooperate and work together to come up with a grammatically correct sentence using the idiom or vocabulary from the chosen square. If the sentence is correct, mark the chosen square with either an "X" or "O". The team with three X’s or three O’s in a row wins the game.
2. Next divide the class into two teams, designating one half as the "X" team and the other half the "O" team.
Vocabulary Xs & Os – Easy ESL Games
This is the esl version of the traditional tic-tac-toe game. There are ready-made vocabulary and idioms worksheet based on this game attached. The teacher writes a list of idioms and words on a nine square grid table. Students work in teams to come up with the correct grammatical expression. The first team to form three X’s or three O’s in a row wins the game.
Hint: Use the internet to help you find topical idioms and vocabulary. It’s best to have half vocabulary and the other half idioms.
Objective: Using vocabulary and idioms, to construct meaningful sentences.
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Skill Level: Intermediate – Advance Level
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Number of Players: 10-20 players