Past Simple Make Me Say Yes- Personalised Speaking Game

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Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Past Simple

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Past Simple Make Me Say Yes- Personalised Speaking Game

Instructions
Take turns trying to make your partner say “Yes… was/ were/ did” by asking past Yes/ No 
questions. You get one point for each “
Yes” answer and half a point for “I don’t know”, but 
no point for “
No” answers. If you get “Yes” answers by using words from below, cross them
off so you both have to use different words afterwards. 

After about five minutes, play the same game but just with “Was/ Were…?” questions. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2015

Possible questions

Were you…?/ Was your…?/ Were your… s?

Did you…?/ Did your… (s)?

(big/ middle/ little) brother/ sister                   aunt/ uncle

classmate(s)/ friend(s)                            cousin(s)

grandmother/ grandfather                         mother/ father/ parents

teacher

at school/ home/ a soccer game/…

brush…

buy…

carry…

clean…

dislike…

do homework/…

drink…

eat…

finish…

get up

go home/ to school/ to the supermarket/ to the cinema/

to a party/ to…

go shopping/ hiking/ …ing

happy/   sad/   tired/   hungry/   cold/   hot/   fat/   thin/   loud/

quiet/ tall/ short/ sporty

have breakfast/ lunch/ dinner/ a snack/…

here

in Tokyo/ Japan/ Asia/ Europe/ bed/ your house/ the liv-

ing room/ the park/ the playground/…

leave…

like…

meet…

after…

at…   o’clock   (today/

yesterday)

at… past/ to… (the day

before   yesterday/   on

Monday)

before…

in   January/   February/

March/   April/   May/

June/   July/   August/

September/   October/

November/ December

last   night/   weekend/

week/ month/ year

on… day (morning/ af-

ternoon/

 

evening/

night)

on the 1

st

/ 2

nd

/ 3

rd

/ …th

of…

this morning

when   you   were/   he

was/ she was… years

old

yesterday (morning/ af-

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2015

near…

on holiday.

play…

put… in/ on/ under/ next to/ in front of/ behind…

ride a bike/ horse/…

say…

sit on/ near/ in front of…

stand on/ near/ in front of/ behind…

start…

take a bath/ a shower/…

take a bus/ a train/ the underground…

visit…

wash…

watch…

wear sunglasses/ pink/ blue…/ a black…/…

ternoon/ evening)

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2015