Burger Race Game
Burger Race is a board game to practice verbs for cooking.
BEFORE YOU PLAY
-Decide on a set amount of time to play. Once the time is up, the player or team with the most burgers wins.
-Decide on a maximum amount of time to complete each challenge.
-Decide on what challenges players have to meet. Select one of the options, or create your own.
Present Simple Challenge
Past Continuous Challenge
Past Continuous/Past Simple Challenge
Past Simple/Past Perfect Challenge
HOW TO PLAY
1.) Players or teams choose a colour, and put their game piece on any corner square.
2.) Players roll a die. The player with the highest number goes first.
3.) Players move their game pieces clockwise.
4.) When players lands on a corner square, they collect a hamburger. There are five of them in each corner. Place your hamburgers in your coloured square to keep track on how many you have in your collection.
-All players move their pieces clockwise around the board. They continue to go around until the game is over.
-Players start on corner squares, but they don’t get a burger on the first turn.
-Players can’t repeat a food or a verb (apart from the verbs for cooking) that has already been used in the game.
SELECT A CHALLENGE (OR MAKE UP YOUR OWN)
PRESENT SIMPLE CHALLENGE:
Ask a Present Simple question using the verb in your square. Then answer it in the negative, and add an affirmative.
An example with ‘bake’ – Do we bake strawberries? No, we don’t. But we bake cookies. (Players can’t repeat ‘strawberries’ or ‘cookies’.)
An example with ‘roll out’ – Does Lily roll out ice cream? No, she doesn’t. But she rolls out pie crust. (Players can’t repeat ‘ice cream’ or ‘pie crust’.)
PAST CONTINUOUS CHALLENGE:
Ask and answer a question in the Past Continuous, using the verb in your square.
An example with ‘grate’ – What was George listening to while he was grating the cheese? He was listening to Jazz. (Players can’t repeat ‘cheese’ or the verb ‘listen’.)
An example with ‘blend’ – What were the chefs talking about while they were blending the sauce? They were talking about their customers. (Players can’t repeat ‘sauce’ or the verb ‘talk’.)
PAST CONTINUOUS/PAST SIMPLE CHALLENGE:
Use the Past Simple and the verb in your square to ask why an action was interrupted, and then answer the question using a Past Continuous and a Past Simple.
An example with ‘add’ – Why did Maria stop adding sugar to her coffee? She was adding it when she remembered that she wanted to cut down on sweets. (Players can’t repeat ‘sugar’ or the verb ‘cut down’.)
An example with ‘pour’ – Why did Tom stop pouring white wine into the dressing? He was pouring it when he heard that one of his dinner guest doesn’t consume alcohol. (Players can’t repeat ‘wine’ or the verb ‘consume’.)
PAST SIMPLE/PAST PERFECT CHALLENGE:
Ask a question in the Past Simple using the verb in your square, and then answer it using a Past Simple and a Past Perfect.
An example with ‘boil’ – Why didn’t Jane boil the potatoes? She didn’t boil them because she had forgotten to turn on the stove. (Players can’t repeat ‘potatoes’ or the verb ‘turn on’.)
An example with ‘chop’ – Why did Mark chop the tomatoes? He chopped them because he had decided to make tomato soup. (Players can’t repeat ‘tomatoes’ or the verb ‘make’.)