Present Simple Battleship Game for beginners (A1)

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Are you ready for another battleship game? This time the task is to fight the battle and build Present Simple negative sentences and questions. I hope that your young learners will enjoy it 🙂

Battleship or Sea battle is a guessing game for two players. It can be an enjoyable alternative to typical textbook present simple exercises for early beginners (A1). Below you can find two different  versions of the game – for making negative sentences and for questions.

Battleship Game – present simple (printable in pdf))

Battleship Game – present simple (printable in word – if you want to make any changes)

1. Split your students into pairs.
2. Give each player one copy of the Battleship game.
3. Ask your students to draw their ships on the grid: one four-blocks, one three blocks, two two-blocks and three one-block ships. They may use coloured crayons. Ships may not overlap.
4. Tell your students to take turns firing upon the enemy by calling out sentences, e.g. “We don’t surf the internet.”, “They don’t ride a bike.”, etc… . Students should mark their shots as HIT (X) or MISS (O) on the grid. When the ships are sunk they inform the opponent about that. The first person to sink all of the enemy ships is the winner.

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