To Be – Present Simple Tense – Error analysis worksheets and board game
This activity contains 48 sentences / questions using TO BE in the present simple tense. Each sentence and question is incorrect.
Students need to write the same sentence (or question) correctly.
Note: Sometimes there may be more than one way to correct each sentence or question:
e.g. “Is the chairs comfortable?” could have two possible correct answers:
- Is the chair comfortable? OR 2. Are the chairs comfortable?
There are versions of this activity that have the correct answers that the students can use to check their own work.
Remind them that if they have an answer that may be different to one that appears on the answer sheet, that there can sometimes be more than one way to correct the sentence so those responses can be checked with a teacher or fellow student.
✅ PRINTABLE (PDF) VERSION ✅
There are two versions of this error analysis activity:
Error Analysis Board Game
This is a simple type of board game where all 48 sentences appear in individual rectangles on the page. At the top left there is a slightly darker rectangle that says START. The final rectangle (also slightly darker) at the bottom of the page says FINISH. GREAT WORK! Arrows show the direction the students need to take from one rectangle to the next.
There are different ways this game can be played. A die (dice) can be used to see how much a student advances around the board. They need to correct the sentence/question that they land on.
Option 1: The students get a point for each sentence/questions they change correctly.
Option 2: Should they change the sentence correctly, they can roll the die (dice) again to continue. If they don’t answer correctly, they return to the START rectangle. I found this fun with adult students.
This game can be played in pairs, as a small group, or individually. When there is more than one person playing, they can take turns after making each correction.
Error Analysis Worksheets
Instead of a board game layout, the sentences (and questions) are listed with numbers next to them.
At the top of each worksheet it says:
– Each sentence and question is incorrect.
– Write the same sentence (or question) correctly.
– Sometimes there is more than one possible answer.
The 48 sentences/questions are divided into two worksheets containing 24 sentences each. Both are numbered 1-24 so that they can be used in any order or the teacher can choose just one of them to use if they like.
CONTENT: This English error analysis resource contains 8 Pages:
- Error Analysis board game – Vertical Student version – (1 page)
- Error Analysis board game – Vertical Answer version – (1 page)
- Error analysis worksheets with 24 sentences – (2 pages)
- Error analysis worksheets – Answer version – (2 pages)
- Error Analysis board game – Horizontal Student version – (1 page)
- Error Analysis board game – Horizontal Answer version – (1 page)
✅ DIGITAL VERSION (EASEL by TpT™) ✅
With EASEL, you can assign this interactive digital activity to your students which can be completed on any device. EASEL is ideal for use in distance learning settings and also in the physical classroom.
The Digital Easel Version of this resource includes:
- The error analysis board game in horizontal
- It also includes some tokens that can be moved around the screen as they play.
- Worksheets where students can type their answers.
This printable PDF version and the Digital EASEL version are both available immediately. Pen and paper or digital … you choose which version fits best in your classroom’s learning model.
✅ SIMILAR ERROR ANALYSIS RESOURCES ✅
You may also be interested in the following resources:
★ The Correct Word – English Error Analysis Game / Worksheet
★ English Error Analysis Flash Cards & Worksheets – Set 1
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