Divide students into groups of 3 or 4, giving each group a copy of the game board, a set of verb cards, a dice and counters. Students shuffle the cards and place them face down in a stack on the board. Students then take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter around the board.
When a student lands on a square, they pick up the top verb card from the stack and must then ask permission using the verb on the card and the phrase on the square. For example, if the student landed on the ‘May I…?’ square and picked up the ‘sit’ verb card, they might say ‘May I sit here?’.
The rest of the group judge whether the student phrased the question correctly. If the question was phrased correctly, the group grants permission, for example ‘Go ahead’. However, if it was not correct, the group refuses permission, e.g. “I’m afraid that’s not possible”. The student must then go back to their previous square. They then place the verb card at the bottom of the stack and it is the next student’s turn. The first student to reach the end wins the game.
When everyone has finished, have a feedback session to review some of the students’ answers.