Grammar Games for Adults

ESL grammar games facilitate the repeated use of target structures, which is essential for learning and retaining new grammar forms. Grammar games come in various forms, but they all share the same goal: to encourage learners to use and manipulate language structures repeatedly and accurately to achieve specific objectives.

Teaching Online

Find online grammar exercises and other activities under the Activity Collections tab at the online-teaching focused

Grammar Games and Activities by Form

Present Simple

Present simple activities including forms of to be, find someone who, adverbs of frequency, and third-person interviews.

Present Continuous

This section features present continuous activities such as a miming game, describing clothing, describing pictures and videos, and asking about ongoing activities.

Past Simple

Engaging past simple activities to teach the past tense. Help your students learn irregular verbs, question formation and past simple time markers with activities like tic tac toe and a past simple board game.

Past Continuous

Using the past continuous to talk about what was happening at specific times and instructions for the popular Alibi activity.

Present Perfect

A variety of activities for practising the present perfect in the contexts of unfinished time, life experience and connection to the present.

Present Perfect Continuous

Activities to practise the present perfect continuous for talking about ongoing actions and differentiating between since and for.

Past Perfect

Activities for practicing the past perfect, including explaining perplexing predicaments.

Future Forms

Activities for practicing future forms like present continuous, going to, and will. Includes making arrangements, discussing travel, making predictions, and the popular fortune-telling activity.

Passive Voice

A selection of activities for practicing the passive voice.

There is / are & Quantifiers

Activities include Kim’s game, what’s in the fridge?, and describing a room.


Practice all conditionals with activities involving superstitions, Murphy’s law, regrets, class surveys, and sentence completion.

Comparatives and Superlatives

Activities include pair comparisons and adjective dice games.

Reported Speech

Practice reported speech with the crazy questions activity.

Tag Questions

Activities for practising tag questions.

Other Grammar Games & Activities

Board games

A range of board games that help students practice various tenses and structures. Also, check out the Online Board Game Creator on

Crossword puzzles

Use crossword puzzles to test your students’ knowledge of verb forms and vocabulary. Half crosswords focus more on fluency.

Four in a row game

A printable three-person game where students compete to connect four suitable answers.

Lying games

Games of deception promote creativity and can be fun and engaging.

Find someone who …

Find someone who activities are an excellent way to get students interacting with their classmates, serving as an ideal ice breaker for the first lesson.

Tic Tac Toe

A quick and easy way to review various grammatical structures, including irregular verbs, adverbs, and verbs followed by infinitives or gerunds.

Preposition constructions

This activity encourages students to use prepositions of position to recreate their classmates’ creations. It’s worth the minimal preparation and gathering of equipment needed.

If you enjoy these grammar games, don’t forget to visit our page of vocabulary games for adults as well.

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  1. I would like to thank you for a great job that intended to improve teaching grammar and as well as the other skills , I’m using this website most of times in order to prepare my own lessons while teaching these skills. Note : If you can add some procedures for teaching Reading and Writing skill , it will be a good idea.
    Thank you again.

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