Board Games

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 16, 2023

Board Games is a great conversation topic for English learners with an Intermediate level. It is a fun and engaging topic that can help learners practice their English in a relaxed and enjoyable way. Participating in conversations about board games can help learners improve their English by practicing their speaking and listening skills, as well as their vocabulary.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Board Games

Board games are a great way to have fun with family and friends. They provide an opportunity to interact and socialise in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Board games come in a variety of different styles and genres, from classic strategy games to modern party games. They can be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, making them a great way to spend time together. Board games can also help to develop problem solving skills, as players must think strategically and plan ahead. They can also help to improve communication and collaboration, as players must work together to achieve a common goal. Board games can also be a great way to pass the time, as they can be played for hours on end.

Vocabulary Related to Board Games

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • monopoly (noun)
  • scrabble (noun)
  • strategic (adjective)
  • dice (noun)
  • participate (verb)
  • get together (phrasal verb)
  • compete (verb)
  • enjoyable (adjective)

Conversation Questions

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  • What is your favorite board game and why?
  • How often do you play board games?
  • Which board games do you think is the most challenging?
  • Which board games do you think is the most fun?
  • Which board games do you think is the most educational?
  • Are there any board games that you hate playing?
  • Have you ever played monopoly? Did you like it?
  • What are the benefits of playing board games for English learners?
  • Have you ever played scrabble? What is your opinion of this board game?
  • Do you think board games are a good way to bring families together?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.