ESL Games: I Went to the Market

10-20 minutes Any Use memory to reinforce past-tense structure and focus on correct use of articles

  • I went to the electronics store and I bought…
  • When I go on vacation I will take…
  • Next year, when my friend and I go skiing in France, we must remember to take…
  1. Divide class into groups and select one group to help demonstrate rules
  2. Teacher starts by saying, “I went to the market and I bought an apple.”
  3. Student next to the teacher follows by saying, “I went to the market and I bought an apple and some eggs.”
  4. The next student continues by saying, “I went to the market and I bought an apple, some eggs, and a potato.”
  5. Play continues with each student repeating what previous members said and adding one item to the shopping list