Welcome to our free lesson board games to give you practise for the IB English Language B exam. This is just one of the many lessons available to reinforce your learning so you feel confident when the IB English Language B exam day arrives. Our lessons are centred around five prescribed themes; identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization and sharing the planet. These themes are featured in the reading, writing, speaking and listening parts of the exam.
Board Games: Listening Practice
In this lesson, we will practice mainly our listening skills by learning about board games.
Learning to play a new game has never been so painful. Watch this comedy sketch on how to play the most complicated game.
You will hear part of an interview in which two board game enthusiasts called Sarah Walters and Ed Zander are talking about the renewed popularity of traditional board games.
For questions 1-6, choose the answer (A, B or C) which fits best according to what you hear.
There are some idioms and expression that use ‘game’. Here are a few that you may find useful to add to your vocabulary.
ahead of the game – To have an advantage over a situation
fair game – Something that is allowed to take advantage of
give the game away – Reveal a secret
name of the game – The type of activity mentioned
new ball game – A new situation
the game is up – The situation is lost and has a negative outcome
You can find more sentences using these phrases here.
Here are the keywords and phrases covered in this lesson:
- basic simplicity
- board games
- catch on
- corresponding actions
- fundamental changes
- get started
- guess what
- main attraction
- picking a colour
- popular gaming